Thursday, January 8, 2015

2014-2015 Leaf Collection Schedule


Signs will be posted in neighborhoods at least 48 hours in advance. Please adhere to the signage to avoid vehicle towing and to have an indication of when to rake your leaves to the property line.

Please click here to view the leaf collection schedule.

Occasionally, during vacuum leaf collection season, you may see crews in your area ahead of your neighborhood’s collection schedule. That means they are just lightening up the amount of leaves. When it is your turn, they will post signage, then return during the scheduled vacuum dates.

Individual service requests for collections must be called in through Customer Care a 3-1-1 (646-7000).  Such requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and may result in a $75 special collection fee.


Mayor Jones and Richmond Police Chief Tarasovic to Hold Press Conference


WHO:        Mayor Dwight C. Jones
                 Interim Chief Administrative Officer Christopher L. Beschler
                 Richmond Police Chief Ray Tarasovic

WHAT:     Press Conference Concerning Richmond Police Department Leadership

WHEN:    11:00 a.m., Friday, January 9, 2015

WHERE: 
Richmond Police Training Academy, Room 103
                1202 West Graham Road
                Richmond, VA 23220


BACKGROUND:

Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones and Richmond Police Chief Ray Tarasovic will hold a joint press conference to discuss police department leadership.


Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Special Parking Restrictions will be in Place Downtown During January 13 Special Election


~ Towing and ticketing will be enforced for vehicles without authorized parking placard ~

A Special Election is scheduled for Tuesday, January 13. On-street parking restrictions will be in place near polling locations in order to accommodate chief election officers and those working the polls.

The following restrictions will be in place during the election period:
 

Tuesday, January 13, 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Ten parking meters on 9th Street between Broad Street and Marshall Street and on the north side of Marshall Street between 9th and 10th streets will be designated for poll workers.
 

Wednesday, January 14, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
One meter on the west side of 9th Street between Broad Street and Marshall Street will be designated for a chief election officer.
 

All restricted meters will be marked accordingly. Unauthorized vehicles will be ticketed and/or towed while these restrictions are in place.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

“Bring One for the Chipper” and Electronics Recycling Scheduled

The start of a new year is a good time to dispose of items you no longer want, including your Christmas tree. On Saturday, January 10, the City’s Department of Public Works is sponsoring the fifth annual “Bring One for the Chipper” Christmas tree recycling day. The event also will include electronics recycling and document shredding.
“Bring One for the Chipper 2015” will take place in the paved lot at 1710 Robin Hood Road (northeast corner of Robin Hood Road and North Boulevard), from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Residents can bring up to five boxes of paper for shredding. Small electronic items that will be accepted for recycling include, but are not limited to, printers, computer monitors, radios and microwaves. Televisions will be disposed at a cost of $10 each. There is no charge for all other items.

Residents can bring their trees to the event or drop them off in advance from December 26 through January 9 at the East Richmond Road Convenience Center, 3800 East Richmond Road, and the Richmond Southside Transfer Station, 3520 North Hopkins Road. Trees also can be dropped off in the lot behind New Generations Credit Union at 1700 Robin Hood Road.

DPW will collect trees curbside from January 12 through January 30 for residents who contact the 3-1-1 Call Center. Please be advised that trees left out with your supercan may not be picked up on regular trash collection days, as a separate truck is needed to collect them.

For more information on City services and schedules, please visit www.RichmondGov.com.  To learn more about upgrades to the City’s residential recycling program, visit www.RichmondGov.com/RichmondRecycles.