Leaf collection expected to start Monday

By Gene Petriello - bio | email
Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Richmond is expected to start its much anticipated leaf collection Monday - but all the rain we had last week could play a role in that decision.

You'll likely be seeing a big vacuum hitting the streets in Bellemeade and Highland Park.

The city will come to your neighborhood, based on their schedule twice between now and the beginning of next year.

The concern will be when the weather is bad: rain or snow. The vacuum that picks up the leaves simply cannot work when the leaves are wet.

If the weather isn't good - the schedule the city is going by right now could change.

"We really keep a close eye on the weather," said Richmond Dept. of Public Works' Sharon North. "We're hoping there's not a lot of rain. We are hoping that when the winter sets in, we don't get blasted with the snow we had last year because it basically stopped the leaf collection cycle."

All the leaves underneath the snow really made a mess last year.

When you rake the leaves off your lawn you need to rake them to your property line. Do not put them in the street or near drains.

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