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Annual Neighborhood Clean-Up Program starts March 11

RICHMOND, Va. – The Department of Public Works (DPW) is committed to providing a clean, safe and healthy environment for Richmond residents. In addition to bi-weekly bulk and brush collections that coincide with the recycling collection schedule, the Neighborhood Clean-Up Program is another service provided to help residents dispose of bulk items.

Residents in each of the designated neighborhood zones across the city will have two additional opportunities during the year to place bulk and brush items out for collection.

The program runs on selected Saturdays starting on March 11 and ending November 18.

DPW crews will collect items curbside and in alleys (wherever trash is normally placed to be collected) from 8 a.m. until noon on the designated Saturdays.

We take everything except:

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

Additionally, all brush must be cut into four foot lengths and bundled

Examples of acceptable items include: furniture, mattresses, tires (four per household) and appliances.

Please see the attached map and the Neighborhood Clean-Up schedule below:

Note: All clean-ups are from 8 a.m. to noon. (rain or shine)

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

2023 Clean-Up Dates & Schedule:

  • Zone 1 Bellevue/Ginter Park/Washington Park | Clean-Up dates: March 11 & July 22
  • Zone 2 Northside/Highland Park | Clean-Up dates: March 18 & July 29
  • Zone 3 Church Hill/Fulton | Clean-Up dates: March 25 & August 5
  • Zone 4 Newtowne/Carver/Jackson Ward | Clean-Up dates: April 1 & August 12
  • Zone 5 The Fan/Shaffer | Clean-Up dates: April 15 & August 19
  • Zone 6 Museum District | Clean-Up dates: April 22 & August 26
  • Zone 7 Maymont/Byrd Park/Oregon Hill/Carillon | Clean-Up dates: April 29 & Sept 9
  • Zone 8 Bellemeade | Clean-Up dates: May 6 & September 16
  • Zone 9 Westover Hills/Forest Hill/Woodland Heights | Clean-Up dates: May 13 & Sept 23
  • Zone 10 Broad Rock/Brookbury | Clean-Up dates: May 20 & September 30
  • Zone 11 Worthington Farms | Clean-Up dates: June 3 & October 14
  • Zone 12 Westover Gardens | Clean-Up dates: June 10 & October 21
  • Zone 13 Stratford Hills/Willow Oaks | Clean-Up dates: June 24 & October 28
  • Zone 14 Windsor Farms/University of Richmond/Far West End |Clean-Up dates: July 1 & Nov 4
  • Zone 15 Stony Point | Clean-Up dates: July 15 & November 18

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.