Brush Collection Services

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If you have a smaller amount of tree limbs and branches, please use the yard waste collection service instead.This will help reduce the volume for the Street Division and ensure more efficient services. Yard waste/brush in brown paper bags or loose in cans with a yard waste sticker is collected Town-wide once a week on Mondays from April through November.  There is no yard waste collection during the winter months (December through March).  If residents have yard waste during the winter months it will be collected as trash on residents regular trash and recycling days.  Please set it out with your trash. Please see the Yard Waste Collection page for more information or email

Got Brush? Please see below for information on how to prepare tree limbs and branches for pickup.

Through the Street Division, the Town of Leesburg provides collection of brush free of chargeBrush Collection to residents receiving curbside refuse and recycling pickup. Brush pickup includes ONLY branches and limbs no larger than 8 feet in length and 6 inches in diameter. Limbs must be a minimum of 4' long for crews to safely feed them into the chipper.

Brush should be placed by the curb Sunday evening for collection – the chipper truck begins collecting Monday morning and usually completes the Town collection by Thursday. Collection days and times will vary depending on the season and schedule of the collection unit. No call is necessary to request brush collection and we cannot take specific requests for pickups.

REMINDER - regulations regarding brush collection changed as a result of Town Code amendments approved July 25, 2017. Per Town Code Section 28-8, brush piles may not exceed a 4' x 4' x 8' volume. This is the maximum amount that will be collected in one stop per household, per week. IF THE PILE EXCEEDS THIS AMOUNT IT WILL BE TAGGED AND NO MATERIAL WILL BE COLLECTED.

Town crews may NOT sort through piles at the curb - piles must be appropriately sized for pickup. Branches must be a minimum of 4' long and a maximum of 8' long for crews to safely feed them into the chipper.


 Please refer to the following guidelines when preparing brush for collection:




  • Include tree limbs at least 4' long but no more than 8 ’ in length and under 6” in diameter
  • Place at curb line Sunday night

DO NOT include firewood - crews cannot take logs or tree trunks cut into smaller pieces - even under 6" in diameter - feeding shorter material into the chipper is prohibited for safety reasons.



 Stack or pile loose at curb

 Brush at Curb


DO NOT include logs over 6" in diameter


Brush Too Large

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Include all types of trees

DO NOT mix with other lawn/garden debris


Mixed Material Pile

Brush must be placed parallel to the street with the cut ends facing in one direction.

 DO NOT mix with refuse, recycling or bulk


Brush Mixed with Trash

DO NOT place brush in cans - stack loose at curb


Brush in Cans

  • No fence posts
  • No decking material
  • No pressure-treated lumber
  • No garden tool handles
  • No vines or yard/garden waste
  • Do not leave ties or wires attached to limbs
  • No stumps or root balls from shrubs or trees
  • No tree trunks
  • No rocks or dirt
  • Do not block sidewalks
  • Do not place brush in streets or in front of storm drains or other utilities





    Items not acceptable for collection will be tagged.

    For additional information or questions regarding brush removal, please contact the Street Maintenance Division at 703-737-7073 or e-mail