Leaf Collection


Between Nov. 11-24 and Jan. 6-19, James City County residents may drop off leaves free of charge at the Jolly Pond Convenience Center daily between 7 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Leaves dropped off by residents will only be accepted in clear bags no larger than lawn or leaf-size (40 gallons or less) or in loose bulk loads (for example, in a trailer or pickup truck bed). Leaves from commercial lawn service companies will not be accepted at the Convenience Center. Brush, grass and tree limbs are not included in the free collection. The appropriate charge for these items will be determined at the time of drop off.

At all other times, leaves may be self-hauled by using coupons available for purchase online or at following facilities:

Credit and debit cards are accepted on-site. One coupon ($4 charge) per 4 lawn and leaf-sized bags is required.

Curbside Collection

The County will provide 1 round of curbside leaf collection. Collection dates are as follows and are determined by voting district. Please note that the schedule has changed from previous years.

Collection Maps

Voting DistrictCollection Dates
Dec. 2-6
Jamestown/South Powhatan
Dec. 6-13
Stonehouse/North Powhatan
Dec. 13-18

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 district. Each street will be collected 1 time only. Bulky materials such as brush and tree limbs cannot be accepted.

Enter your address (123 Main Street) in our interactive leaf collection map. Once the address is located on the map, click near your address and your district and dates will appear.

Leaf Burning

Burning of leaves is not permitted, except in certain areas zoned A-1, General Agriculture. Bagged leaves will be available, free of charge, for personal composting only .