City Leaf Collection To Begin Oct. 29

A map showing where leaf collection will take place beginning Monday, Oct. 29. Local farmers or composters seeking the leaves are asked to contact the city. Submitted photo

Jeffrey Lehman, Jamestown public works director, announced Tuesday that Phase 1 of leaf collection in Jamestown will begin Monday, Oct. 29.

“Residents are advised to rake leaves to the terrace area behind the curb and not into the street,” Lehman said. “Please refrain from placing any trash, plastic bags, containers, etc. in leaves. All basketball hoops in the Right of Way must be removed.”

Phase 1 will begin in the Foote Avenue and Ivy Street area and will move west and north, clockwise, to Washington Street. Phase 2 of leaf collection will begin in the Foote Avenue, Martin Road and Linwood Avenue area and move east and north, counterclockwise, to the east side of Washington Street and the Fluvanna Avenue area.

“No yard waste, brush, hedge trimmings, garden debris or tree branches will be collected,” Lehman said. “This material as well as leaves can be brought to the BPU Yard Waste Site at 1001 Monroe St. during their normal hours of operation on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Nov. 10.

The Department of Public Works is looking for local farmers or composters who may be interested in obtaining leaves collected this fall. Leaves can be brought directly to those interested or collected at a later date. If interested, please contact the DPW at 483-7634.