City of Alexandria Government Open on Wednesday, October 31

On Wednesday, October 31, all City of Alexandria government offices and facilities, including courts, will be open on time. DASH bus service and the King Street Trolley will operate on a normal schedule.

A Coastal Flood Warning remains in effect through 8 a.m. Wednesday. Flooding is expected to be minor. Current forecasts predict possible flooding in the 100 block of King Street early Thursday morning. No flooding of the City’s streams is expected. As a precaution, sandbags are being distributed until 6 p.m. today, October 30, at Market Square (301 King St). There’s a limit of five bags per vehicle, and residents will be asked to show ID.

Storm Debris Cleanup and Removal

The City is relaxing some of its normal requirements for removal of tree debris on private property until Tuesday, November 13. City crews will be collecting tree debris from the curb and public rights-of-way over the next week. If you remove tree debris on your property, place them on the curb in pieces that you can safely handle, even if you have alley collection. If a professional tree removal contractor is hired, they are required to remove all debris from the site.

The City reminds residents to stay away from tree limbs that may be leaning on power lines and to avoid downed wires; to report these, call Dominion Virginia Power at 1.866.DOM.HELP (1.866.366.4357).

Refuse and Recycling Collection

City refuse and recycling services (not leaf collection) will resume on Wednesday, October 31, with a delayed schedule.

  • Monday’s collection will now occur on Wednesday.
  • Tuesday’s collection will occur on Thursday.
  • Wednesday’s collection will occur on Friday.
  • Thursday’s collection occur on Saturday.

Leaf Collection

Leaf collection services will resume Monday, November 5. Bags will be collected at the front curb one business day after your regular refuse collection day. Due to severe weather and heavy rains, the City asks that residents not rake wet leaves into the street for collection until next week. Instead, residents should bag leaves for collection.

Loose Leaf Collection Updates

  • Residents in Zone 2 should rake out on November 3, for pickup on November 5.
  • Residents in Zone 3 should rake out on November 6, for pickup on November 8.
  • Residents in Zone 4 should rake out on November 12, for pickup on November 14.
  • Residents in Zone 1 should rake out on November 17, for pickup on November 19.

The Storm Hotline 703.746.HELP (4357) will close at 7 p.m. today. Residents with questions about blocked roadways, storm drains, or other emergency maintenance concerns should call 703.746.4488. Residents with questions about trash, recycling and leaf collection services should call 703.746.4410. General questions should be directed to 703.746.4800.

For more hurricane-related updates, see

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