Loose Leaf Collection to Begin October 26

As fall weather comes to the Capital City, loose leaf collection is set to begin. Citizens are encouraged to collect their leaves, bag them and leave them with curbside refuse on their normal trash collection day. There is no limit to the amount of bags that will be collected during normal pickup. Tree limbs, yard waste and flowerpots should not be mixed with the loose leaves.


“As we move into colder months, it is important to collect fallen leaves before they move into our storm drains and ditch lines,” said Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin. “Leaves could cause blockages that ultimately lead to localized flooding and damaged infrastructure.”


“Our crews that take on this important task also salt our roads and provide snow removal in inclement weather, so we are asking folks to help us this year in bagging leaves if they are able,” said Director of Public Works, Brent Webster.


Supplemental loose leaf collection will begin Monday, October 26. Loose leaves must be raked to the edge of the street to be picked up. Leaves that are raked into alleyways will not be collected.


Weather conditions permitting, loose leaf collection will generally take place on the following days:


            Monday and Tuesday – Kanawha City

            Wednesday and Thursday – South Hills

            Friday – West Side, North Charleston and East End


For assistance and questions, please call the Street Department at 304-348-6850.