Real Estate Agent with LONG & FOSTER


Leaf Collection in the CITY OF WILLIAMSBURG

I live in the City of Williamsburg.  Is there anyone who can help me with collecting my bagged leaves?  How much will it cost me?

Sure thing and at no cost to you!  The City of Williamsburg has begun its 2008 leaf collection.  They offer collection for both piled and bagged leaves.  There are four collections for each route from November through December to pick up unbagged leaves. Each street on each route will be collected only once during the week.

The City is divided into two collection routes, Red and Blue. The Red Route includes Skipwith Farms, Piney Creek, Longhill Woods, Savannah Green, Wales, Ironbound Road, Richmond Road, Matoaka Court, College Terrace, W. Williamsburg Heights, Lafayette Street, Crispus Attucks, Highland Park, Scotland St, Braxton Ct, Pinecrest, Capitol Landing Rd, Page Street, Brandywyne, Haynes Drive, Forest Hills, Penniman Road, York St, Pocahontas St., and Powhatan St.

Red Route collection weeks: collection 1, Nov. 3-7; collection 2, Nov. 17-21; collection 3, Dec. 1-5; final collection, Dec. 15-19.   Have your leaves raked to the street by 7 a.m. on these MondaysNov. 17, Dec. 1 and Dec. 15.

The Blue Route includes Jamestown Road, South Henry Street, Strawberry Plains, Walnut Hills/Millneck/John Tyler Hwy, The Woods, Holly Hills, Holly Hills Carriage Homes, Rolfe Road, Burns Lane, Indian Springs, Cary Street, Griffin Ave, Chandler Court, Boundary Street, Newport Ave, Mimosa Drive, Richmond Hill, Coves, S. England Street, Tyler Street, and Williamsburg Avenue.

Blue Route collection weeks: collection 1, Nov. 10-14; collection 2, Nov. 24-28; collection 3, Dec. 8-12; final collection, Dec. 22-26.  Have your leaves raked to the street by 7 a.m. on these MondaysNov. 24, Dec. 8 and Dec. 22.

**Officials ask that you rake leaf piles to curbside or road edge, not in the street or in drainage way (ditches, swales).  Place leaf piles in an open area for easy vacuum truck access. Leaf piles behind vehicles, trees or bushes cannot be picked up.  Do not mix twigs or sticks into your leaf piles. In case of rain, crews will pick up on the route where they left off.**

If you miss these collections or prefer to bag your leaves, place bagged leaves curbside on your regular trash collection days. There is a 10-bag limit per collection day.
If you have any questions, please contact public works at (757) 220-6140 or by email at pubworks@williamsburgva.gov.

James City County offers bagged-leaf collection only during December and January.  Visit the county's website for details.  Residents can bring leaves to the Jolly Pond Convenience Center, though coupons are required.

**Leaves can also be added to compost piles, which cuts down on landfill waste.**


Courtesy of Yvette Smith, SRES® REALTOR®


Comments (5)

Terrie Leighton
Ferrari-Lund Real Estate - Reno, NV
Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno

The City of Williamsburg offers a service for picking up your bagged leaves!! Wow, that is terrific. We don't have that service here in Nevada, at least not that I am aware of.

It would be great if we had some service of this sort but I am certain we don't have as many leaves to pick up here in Nevada as you do in your neck of the woods.



Nov 12, 2008 03:57 AM
Loreena and Michael Yeo
3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co. - Prosper, TX
Real Estate Agents

Yvette, someday my family and I will make it up there. We have always wanted to see the Fall colors and visit Williamsburg. Hacent done that yet. It's on my to-do/ to-visit list.

Nov 12, 2008 04:04 AM
Greg Nino
RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP - Houston, TX
Houston, Texas

What? Leave those pretty leaves everywhere so when the Vette goes racing by the leaves will fly everywhere like they do on TV!

I wish we had that problem in Texas. We're victims of PINE NEEDLES! Hardly "pretty"

Nov 12, 2008 08:18 AM
Sandy Shores FL Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate
M & M Realty of Brevard Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast

Yvette, The leaves are beautiful!  I remember as a kid growing up in Lincolnwood Illinois.  It seemed like we were always raking leaves and jumping in them.  It was a special time.  Now living in Florida, we don't get those kinds of leaves or that many (I kind of miss it). 

Nov 12, 2008 11:37 PM
Yvette Smith
LONG & FOSTER - Williamsburg, VA
Realtor In Williamsburg VA, Homes for Sale

TERRIE - Isn't this awesome?!  We get soooo many leaves, so this service comes in handy, big time!

LOREENA - It's definitely a treat!  Look forward to meeting you when you do make it this way!

GREG - I try to drive my vehicle through them, it reminds of something out of a movie!

SANDY - I could bag you up a couple & mail it to you!  We've got plenty!


Nov 16, 2008 04:27 AM