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The leaves are changing, and so are the rules regarding the city’s leaf collection policies

The city has made significant changes to its leaf collection service. If you want those pesky, colorful leaves off your property, you’ll have to bag them or pay the city to suck them up with a vacuum truck this fall. Here’s what you need to know.




As the leaves begin to turn this autumn and eventually fall to the ground, your best bet is probably to mow them with a mulching mower and let the bits fall where they may, or you could even try composting your leaves.

This obviously is not the best answer for everyone. If you can’t mow or mulch, your options are to either bag the leaves and put them next to your trash can or pay $30 to have the city come out with a vacuum truck and suck them up.

If you’re going with the latter options, the city has made significant changes to its leaf collection service under the Stoney administration. In the guide below, you can review the options for disposal.

Visit Richmond’s Leaf Collection page to learn more about the services and your options.

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.