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City kicks-off annual Citywide Neighborhood Clean-Up Program Saturday, March 16

Posted February 28, 2024

~ The program provides residents with two planned opportunities to dispose bulk and brush items ~

RICHMOND, Va. – With spring cleaning right around the corner, the Department of Public Works (DPW) will kick-off the city’s annual Neighborhood Clean-Up Program on Saturday, March 16 for residents in the Bellevue/Ginter Park and Washington Park neighborhoods. The citywide clean-up program offers residents in each of the designated 15 neighborhood zones across city with free curbside bulk and brush pickups between March 16 and November 2.

Residents can use the DPW Service Finder to verify clean-Up dates for their neighborhood.

Program details for 2024:

  • The program is operational on select Saturdays, March 16 through November 2 (see the specific schedule with dates and locations below)
  • All clean-ups are from 8 a.m. until Noon (rain or shine)
    • Residents should place items out Friday evening
  • DPW crews will collection items curbside and in alleys (wherever trash is normally placed to be collected)

Examples of acceptable items include:

  • Furniture
  • Mattresses
  • Tires (four per household) 
  • Appliances and
  • Brush (all brush must be cut into four-foot lengths and bundled)

Items NOT collected include:

    • Electronics
    • Construction debris
    • Hazardous waste items and
    • Broken glass

Neighborhood Clean-Up Schedule



1st Cycle

2nd Cycle





Zone 1

Bellevue/Ginter Park/and Washington Park

March 16, 2024

July 13, 2024





Zone 2

Northside/Highland Park

March 23, 20234

July 20, 2024





Zone 3

Church Hill/Fulton

April 6, 2024

July 27, 2024





Zone 4

Newtowne/Carver/Jackson Ward

April 13, 2024

August 3, 2024





Zone 5

The Fan/Shaffer

April 20, 2024

August 10, 2024





Zone 6

Museum District

April 27, 2024

August 17, 2024





Zone 7

Maymont/Byrd/Oregon Hill/Carillon

May 4, 2024

August 24, 2024





Zone 8


May 11, 2024

September 7, 2024





Zone 9

Westover Hills/Forest Hill/and          Woodland Heights

May 18, 2024

September 14, 2024





Zone 10

Broad Rock/Brookbury

June 1, 2024

September 21, 2024





Zone 11

Worthington Farms

June 8, 2024

September 28, 2024





Zone 12

Westover Gardens

June 15, 2024

October 5, 2024





Zone 13

Stratford Hills/Willow Oaks

June 22, 2024

October 19, 2024





Zone 14

Windsor Farms/University of Richmond/Far West End

June 29, 2024

October 26, 2024





Zone 15

Stony Point

July 6, 2024

November 2, 2024

In addition to Neighborhood Clean-Up Program, residents can also place bulk and brush items out for collection during the bi-weekly bulk and brush collection which coincides with the recycling schedule.

For information on how to organize an “adopt” a street, intersection, park, gateway (almost anywhere), or to get volunteer opportunities for “Keep Richmond Beautiful” clean-up events, contact DPW’s Clean City Commission representatives at or call 804-646-8325. Together, we can all help keep Richmond clean.

For more information, go to or email us at or call 804-646-8325.

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The City of Richmond Department of Public Works (DPW) is one of only 195 currently accredited public works agencies in the United States. DPW’s portfolio comprises a wide array of services to include leaf collection; street, sidewalk and alley maintenance; trash collection; recycling; grass cutting;  graffiti removal; parking enforcement; urban forestry; street signs; traffic signals and pavement markings and civil engineering. In addition, DPW maintains upkeep on most city buildings; issues permits for working in the city’s right-of-way; manages the RVA Bike Share program and maintains the fleet of city vehicles. DPW’s operating budget comes from the general fund of the City of Richmond.  For more information about DPW services, click here or call 3-1-1.