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Posted on: October 16, 2020

2020 Leaf Disposal Options Announced

Leaves under a tree

Self Haul
James City County residents may drop off leaves free of charge Nov. 14-22, 2020 and Jan. 9-17, 2021 at the Jolly Pond Convenience Center, 1204 Jolly Pond Road. The Convenience Center is open daily from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Leaves 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 or online. Credit/debit cards are also accepted at the site. One coupon ($4 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
James City County will provide one round of curbside leaf collection. Collection dates are as follows and are determined by voting district. The schedule has changed since last year. District information can be found online or by calling General Services at 757-259-4080.

Voting District and Collection Dates

  • Stonehouse/North Powhatan Dec. 1-2
  • Jamestown/South Powhatan Dec. 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 one time only. Bulky materials such as brush and tree limbs cannot be accepted.

Leaf Burning and Composting
Burning of leaves is not permitted in James City County, 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 Solid Waste at 757-565-0971 or general.services@jamescitycountyva.gov.

Media Contact:
Grace Boone, General Services Director
757-259-4082; grace.boone@jamescitycountyva.gov 

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