City announces curbside fall, winter leaf pickup schedule

The annual fall-winter leaf collection program by the City of Fredericksburg is scheduled to begin on Monday, Nov. 18 and will end on Friday, Jan. 31.

During this program, residents are encouraged to gather leaves from their property and rake them to the street, according to Lea Feuge, city engineering technician.

Residents are reminded of the following guidelines which will ensure pick up:

• Rake leaves onto the street, 12 inches from the curb.

• Do not rake limbs, twigs, wire, rocks, bricks or other debris along with the leaves for collection. Any items other than leaves that are picked up will damage the leaf collection equipment and will not be picked up for that reason. If it is not possible to remove debris from a leaf pile, residents are asked to call the City of Fredericksburg Street Department to make arrangements for a special pick up using a loader and dump truck. There will be a minimum $100 charge for this service.

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