City Preparing for Leaf Collection

December 31, 2015

City Preparing for Leaf Collection 

MARTINSVILLE, Va. – The City of Martinsville Public Works Department is preparing to start annual leaf collection activities for 2015. 

            The Public Works Department assumes responsibility for removal and/or disposal of leaves that fall into public streets.  Leaves that accumulate on private property are the responsibility of the property owner.  The Martinsville City Code prohibits blowing or raking leaves into the public street, drainage structures, or onto public property or rights- of-way.  City Code also prohibits burning leaves in public streets/rights-of-way.

            To assist property owners in disposing of leaves, the City will collect leaves from private property provided they are placed in plastic bags no larger that 56 gallon capacity and placed at the back of the curb. 

            Beginning Monday, November 2, 2015 through the end of December 2015, the City will run collection trucks through the residential neighborhoods on Monday and Friday of each week and pick up any properly bagged leaves placed at the edge of the street. 

            A small number of bags may be picked up along with regular trash collection.  At other times of the year, residents may schedule a special pick up by calling the City’s Bulk Pick Up number at 403-5419.

 

            Questions regarding this service may be directed to the Public Works Department at 276-403-5154.