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Vacuum leaf collection program ending this week

Posted March 4, 2024

~All service requests in the system by March 8 will be processed ~

RICHMOND, Va. – City residents who still need vacuum leaf removal must request the service by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 8. No requests will be accepted after that date. Service requests currently in the system and those made by the deadline will be processed. Vacuum service requests can be made by visiting or calling 3-1-1.

Residents have the option of paying the $30 vacuum leaf collection fee by adding it to their utility bill using the RVA 311 system (or by calling 3-1-1) or by mailing a check/money order to the Department of Public Works, Leaf Collection Program, 900 East Broad Street, Suite 704, Richmond, VA 23219. The payment must be received before the collection will be scheduled. If mailing a check/money order, the payment must be received by the March 8 deadline.

Vacuum Leaf Collection Reminders:

  • Leaves must be raked and ready for pickup at the time of the request
  • Rake leaves to the property line (front or side) but not in the street
    •  Do not block ditches, gutters or the street
  • Remove any sticks, stones or other objects that may damage equipment
  • Leaves will not be collected from the alley

For more information on the Department of Public Works, please visit us online at or send an email to

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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