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James City County Announces Leaf Collection Options

October 9, 2009

Contact: Renee Dallman, Communications Specialist

Phone: (757) 253-6864


Due to declining revenues, James City County has made significant changes to the annual leaf collection program.   



Between November 9 and November 22, 2009 and January 4 and January 17 , 2010, James City County residents may drop off leaves free of charge at the Jolly Pond Convenience Center located at 1204 Jolly Pond Road daily between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.  Leaves will only be accepted in clear bags no larger than lawn or leaf-size (40 gallons or less). Leaves from commercial lawn service companies will be accepted by Convenience Center staff with a letter from the resident containing the resident’s name, address and telephone number. 


At all other times, leaves may be self-hauled by using coupons available at the Treasurer’s Office, Satellite Office, all County fire stations or online at  One coupon per four lawn and leaf-sized bags is required.


Disposal of Brush and tree limbs are not included in the free collection and will require coupons.


Curbside collection

In a break from previous years, James City County will only provide one round of curbside leaf collection.  Collection dates are as follows and are determined by voting district.



Voting District
Collection Dates
Stonehouse December 1 – 3
Powhatan December 3 – 8
Berkeley December 8 – 11
Jamestown/Roberts December 14 – 18



Leaves must be in clear bags no larger than lawn or leaf-size (40 gallons or less). Bagged leaves must be left curbside by 8 a.m. on the first day of collection in each districtEach street will be collected one time only.  Bulky materials such as brush and tree limbs cannot be accepted.


Leaf Burning

Burning of leaves is not permitted in James City County, except in certain areas zoned A-1, General Agriculture.

Bagged leaves will be available, free of charge, for personal composting only.


For more information, contact: JCC Solid Waste, 565-0971. E-mail:





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