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Staunton: Annual leaf collection in the city to start Nov. 28

Crystal Graham

leaf collection staunton The City of Staunton is kicking off its annual leaf collection program on Nov. 28. The program will continue through early January.

Residents who would like to participate should rake their leaves to the curb or street right-of-way, away from gutters, and remove rocks and debris prior to the beginning of their scheduled pickup.

The city will not attempt to collect leaf piles containing debris as they can damage the machinery.

Pickup dates can be determined using a map provided by the city.

Each zone is scheduled for one pickup; however, winter events and other priorities may take precedence.

Collection will continue through early January, and leaf collection will not occur on city holidays.

The city will compost the leaves collected and also provide them to local farms for composting.

Any questions about the program may be directed to public works at (540) 332-3892.


Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.