Leaf Collection

Self-Haul

Between Nov. 14-22 and Jan. 9-17, James City County residents may drop off leaves free of charge at the Jolly Pond Convenience Center daily between 7 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Leaves dropped off by residents will only be accepted in clear bags no larger than lawn or leaf-size (40 gallons or less). Leaves from commercial lawn service companies will not be accepted by Convenience Center staff. 

At all other times, leaves may be self-hauled by using coupons available at the Treasurer’s Office, Satellite Office, Freedom Park, the James City County Recreation Center and the Abram Frink Jr. Community Center (formerly James River) or purchased online. Credit/Debit cards are also accepted at the site. One coupon ($4.00 charge) per four lawn and leaf-sized bags is required. Brush, grass and tree limbs are not included in the free collection. The appropriate charge for these items will be determined at the time of drop off.

Curbside Collection

The County will provide 1 round of curbside leaf collection. Collection dates are as follows and are determined by voting district. Please note that the schedule has changed from previous years. District information can be found at here or by calling General Services at 757-259-4080. 

Voting DistrictCollection Dates
Stonehouse/North PowhatanDec. 1-2
Jamestown/South PowhatanDec. 2-9
Berkeley/Roberts
Dec. 9-16


Leaves must be in clear bags no larger than lawn or leaf-size (40 gallons or less). Bagged leaves must be left curbside by 8 a.m. on the first day of collection in each district. Each street will be collected 1 time only. Bulky materials such as brush and tree limbs cannot be accepted.

Enter your address (123 Main Street) in our interactive leaf collection map. Once the address is located on the map, click near your address and your district and dates will appear.

Leaf Burning

Burning of leaves is not permitted, except in certain areas zoned A-1, General Agriculture. Bagged leaves will be available, free of charge, for personal composting only. For more information, contact: JCC Solid Waste via phone 757-565-0971 or email.