Leaf Collection

Now through January 31, York County residents who reside on publicly maintained streets or roads can place an unlimited number of clear bags of leaves at the front roadside for collection every other week.

Residents who live in private communities or on privately maintained streets or roads may bring leaves to the closest public roadway for collection. In addition, ALL RESIDENTS may bring leaves year-round to the VPPSA Compost Facility located at 145 Goodwin Neck Road, Monday through Saturday, 8am—4pm.

For leaf collection purposes, the County is divided into two zones:

  • Northern Zone includes all homes on and north of Dare Road, including neighborhoods along Wolf Trap Road, Goodwin Neck Road, and homes in and near Marlbank, Edgehill, Queens Lake, Hubbard’s Lane, Skimino, and Lightfoot. Collection weeks for the Northern Zone will be:
    November 11             November 25                  December 9
    December 23             January 6                       January 20 (Final Sweep)
  • Southern Zone includes all homes south of Dare Road, including neighborhoods in Grafton, Tabb, Brandywine, Coventry, Kiln Creek, Calthrop Neck Road neighborhoods, Running Man, and Carys Chapel Road area. Collection weeks for the Southern Zone will be:
    November 18             December 2                    December 16
    December 30             January 13                      January 27 (Final Sweep)

Leaves must be in clear bags, no thicker than one millimeter (no drawstrings, please!) and bags must be easy to handle by one person (max. weight limit = 40 pounds). Clear bags can be purchased at local hardware, grocery, and department stores.  Bags containing other yard debris (sticks, etc.) and/or pet waste will not be accepted.

Bags must be at the front roadside by 7am on the Monday of your collection week. Pick up will be completed by the end of the week.

For additional information, please call York County Waste Management at (757) 890-3780.

This is an image of the Leaf Collection Map for York County

Facility Leaf Collection

In addition to the curbside leaf collection program, subscribers to the garbage collection service may also bring their leaves to:
VPPSA Compost Facility
145 Goodwin Neck Road

Monday - Saturday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.