City residents may dispose of leaves by taking them to these locations: East Richmond Road Convenience Center at 3800 East Richmond Road and the Maury Street Landfill at
2900 Maury Street. Meantime, Mayor Levar M. Stoney is proposing some permanent changes to the leaf collection and bulk and brush programs.
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Though not an actual city service, we do advocate backyard composting as the most efficient and environmentally sound
disposal option. Contact the Clean City Commission for details.
Residential Street Cleaning
The 2017 residential street cleaning schedule will be posted in April.
The Department of Public Works sweeps and flushes the city's streets. We recognize the importance of this task,
both to our customers and the environment.
Each year, as approximately 22,000 lane-miles of streets are swept, tons of debris are kept from entering the
stormwater system and, subsequently, our local waterways. Due to the nature of our equipment, only streets
with curbs and gutters are routinely swept. Following are some additional points to keep in mind about street
- Obstacles in the sweeper's path hinder its operation. Items such as refuse containers, bikes,
portable basketball goals, and piles of yard debris should be moved during sweeping periods.
- "No Parking" signs are posted at least 48 hours in advance of cleaning must be obeyed. Vehicles blocking the path of the sweepers will be towed.
- The sweeping schedule may be affected by adverse weather, equipment failure, or other unforeseen events.
Effective immediately DPW Street Cleaning and Vacuum Leaf Program services do not accept requests to not tow
If your vehicle is disabled and parked on the street, you need to contact the Richmond Police Department at
(804)646-1343. Please keep in mind disabled vehicles should not be parked on City of Richmond streets during
street cleaning or vacuum leaf collection. Once signage is posted, all vehicles, even those that are disabled, must
be moved before street cleaning so as to not receive a parking ticket and towing fees.
To Retrieve your vehicle contact:
642 W. Southside Plaza
Richmond, VA 23224
With the exception of the downtown Central Business District, the Richmond Police Department issues parking
violations and tows cars. DPW Street Cleaning posts the no parking signs at least 48 hours in advance of the
scheduled service. The Police will not tow if the signs are not in compliance. The Department of Public Works
Street Cleaning Division cannot authorize parking ticket refunds or towing fee refunds.