Wednesday, November 23, 2011

FW: Arlington County Leaf Season


Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 12:18:28 -0500
To: lynndurbin@HOTMAIL.COM
Subject: Arlington County Leaf Season

Arlington County Leaf Season Update      

Department of Environmental Services, Solid Waste Bureau                    November 11, 2011

Ready. Rake. Recycle.

The 2011 - 2012 leaf collection season is here.  


Leaf vacuum trucks are finishing up zone three and preparing to start zones four and five and the second pass of zone one!  Check the schedule below to see when the trucks will be in your neighborhood.  


You can track the progress of our leaf trucks on our Facebook page!  Click on the "Vacuum Leaf Progress Map" tab on the left to see where the vacuum trucks have vacuumed.  


Have a huge leaf pile? Spot the vacuum truck in your neighborhood? Snapped a great photo of an Arlington tree in its fall colors? Post your photo on our Facebook page or tweet it to @ArlingtonDES and we'll add it to our photo album by you!


Vacuum Collection:  November 14 - December 24, 2011

  • Crews will complete two passes through each neighborhood between November and December, Monday through Saturday, except Thanksgiving Day.
  • Look for large, bright yellow and orange Leaf Collection signs in your neighborhood two to three days before crews arrive.
  • Check email or call the Leaf Collection Information Line for schedule updates at 703.228.6565.
  • Plan accordingly with your contract lawn service to have leaves raked before scheduled pick-up or use the County's leaf bag collection service.

Vacuum Collection Schedule

To determine when the leaf vacuum will be in your neighborhood look up your civic association below.  The date under which your civic association is listed is when the vacuum will start it's pass through your neighborhood.  Be sure to have your leaves ready the night before the vacuum is scheduled to be in your area.  


November 30, December 1, 2, 3 and 5            December 5, 6, 7, and 8                  

Bellview Forest                                                Alcova Heights                                          

Donaldson Run                                                 Arlington View                                           

Maywood                                                         Ballston-Virginia Square                            

Gulf Branch/Country Club Hills                         Boulevard Manor                                       

Old Glebe                                                         Clarendon/Court House                              

Rock Springs                                                    Colonial Village                                           

Williamsburg                                                     Columbia Heights                                     

Woodmont                                                        Columbia Heights West                              

                                                                         Dominion Hills                                            

                                                                         Forest Glen                                               

                                                                         Forest Hills                                                

                                                                         Foxcroft Heights


                                                                         Langston Brown                                        

                                                                         Long Branch Creek                                   


                                                                         North Highlands                                          

                                                                         North Rosslyn                                                       

                                                                         Radnor/Ft. Myer Heights                            



If you do not see your civic association listed the leaf vacuum will be in your neighborhood after December 7.  We will send out the schedule for the next wave of vacuuming on December 2.


If the vacuum collection schedule does not meet your needs, or if you miss the first vacuum pass, residents have the option to bag their leaves for the weekly bag collection or wait for the second vacuum pass.


Leaf Bag Collection

  • Place leaves in biodegradable bags only. Do not use plastic bags!
  • Leaf bags will be collected on the next business day after your regular trash collection day until Friday, January 13, Monday - Friday.
  • No service Christmas and New Year's Day.
  • Note: If your trash is collected Friday, your last leaf bag will be collected Monday, January 9. Bags will not be collected January 16.

Get free leaf bags at several locations around the county, through January 6, while supplies last.  Visit to check bag pickup locations.


For more information visit our Leaf Collection page.


Want to learn more about Arlington County's Trash and Recycling services?  Check out our Guide to Services!


Arlington County Department of Environmental Services

Solid Waste Bureau


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