City Preparing for Leaf Collection
MARTINSVILLE, Va. – The City of Martinsville Public Works Department is preparing
to start annual leaf collection activities for 2020.
The Public Works Department assumes responsibility for removal and/or disposal of
leaves that fall into public streets. Leaves that accumulate on private property are the
responsibility of the property owner. The Martinsville City Code prohibits blowing or
raking leaves into the public street, drainage structures, or onto public property or rightsof-way. City Code also prohibits burning leaves in public streets/rights-of-way.
To assist property owners in disposing of leaves, the City will collect leaves from private
property provided they are placed in plastic bags no larger than 56 gallon capacity and
placed at the back of the curb.
Beginning Monday, November 2, 2020 through the end of December 2020, the City will
run collection trucks through the residential neighborhoods Monday through Friday of each
week and pick up any properly bagged leaves placed at the edge of the street.
A small number of bags may be picked up along with regular trash collection. At other
times of the year, residents may schedule a special pick up by calling the City’s Bulk Pick
Up number at 276-403-5419.