Leaf pickup begins Oct. 31

Published 11:40 am Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Starting Wednesday, Oct. 31, and running through Dec. 20, the Town of Farmville will operate its vacuum service leaf collection. Before and after these dates, leaves must be bagged and called in for regular Monday pickups. The first week, Oct. 31-Nov. 9, the vacuum truck will do spot pickup. The whole town should be covered during the spot pickup period. Starting with the week of Nov. 13–16, Area 1 will be the focus of pickup. Area 2 will be Nov. 19–21 and Area 3 is Nov. 26-30. Dec. 3–20 will consist of spot pickup to cover town as needed.

Leaves must be out by 7:30 a.m. on the first scheduled day of your collection week. Rake your leaves to the curb or to property line near your street. Do not rake leaves into the street. Keep leaf piles clear of drainage ditches, pipes and culverts. If you need leaves for composting to help nourish your plants or garden, the town will deliver leaves to you on a first-call, first-serve basis. Keep all rocks, branches and twigs out of your leaf piles, as they will damage the equipment. Hazardous debris must be removed from piles before leaves will be picked up. Your cooperation in properly preparing leaves for collection will help us do our best to serve you. *Because of hazards of public safety and to our environment, state law prohibits leaf burning.

A map of the areas can be picked up at Town Hall offices or the Public Works Department on Longwood Avenue. A brief description of the areas is as follows: Area 1 – “The Greens,” all Avenues and through streets, Lee, Jesse’s, Cabell’s, Hill, Griffin, Race, High, Germantown and Westhill. Area 2 – Oak, Buffalo, Beech, North, Randolph, St. George, Garden, Appomattox, Grove, W. Third, Agee, Cobb, Holman, Layne, Jackson Heights and all streets north of Appomattox River. Area 3 – All areas east of Main Street and south of Appomattox River, including the Belmont Circle and Crestview Dr. areas. Partial list of streets includes Second Street, Park, South, Bridge, E. Third., Vaughan, Persimmon Tree Fork, Roberts, Noblin, Stonewood, Virginia, Hylawn, Woodrow, Cedar, Serpell, Watson, Glenn, “A,” Longwood Avenue, Putney, Winston, Church, Front, Gross, Parkview, Reed, Spottswood, Andrews Dr., Vernon, Wiley, Laurel, Catlin, Barber, Milnwood, Greenhouse, Ford, Scott and Graham.

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Have leaves ready and free of all other debris. For more information call (434) 392-3331.