It’s fall and right now there’s starting to be more leaves on the ground then there are in the trees. It’s time for Harrisonburg’s annual leaf collection. Read on for details on getting your leaves collected in Harrisonburg.
The following information comes from harrisonburgva.gov.
Leaf collection begins Monday, November 18, 2019. The City is separated into the east and west sections with leaf trucks assigned to each section on alternating weeks. In the heavily forested areas a specific truck is assigned for leaf collection.
The City of Harrisonburg Public Works Department will be starting the annual curbside leaf collection on November 18, 2019.
Leaves are vacuumed up Monday – Friday for four weeks excluding Thanksgiving and the day after Thanksgiving. Leaf collection continues for four weeks with the following schedule, weather permitting:
West Side of Main St. & Forest Hills
East Side of Main St. & Fairway Drive
November 18 - November 22
December 2 - December 6
November 25-27 (excluding holidays)
December 9 - December 13
*During the above dates, streets will be done only once per week.
Guidelines for collection:
Before and after these dates, place your leaves in a biodegradable bag or 35 gallon container with no liner for assigned Wednesday pickup. (See Yard Debris and Bulk collection.) Once the annual collection is complete, there will be no limit on contained leaves that are set out for Wednesday pickup through December 30, 2019. Leaves not properly placed for pickup will be subject to a violation fee. Citizens can also bring bagged leaves to the Recycling Convenience Center during operating hours.
If you have any questions, you can call Public Works at 540-434-5928.