City advises residents on storm-related tree cleanup procedures


The City of Alexandria is nearing the end of removing debris resulting from recent storms. City crews are currently removing trees, limbs and branches that have fallen into City streets and public rights of way. It is anticipated that storm cleanup will be completed by the first week of July.

Trees growing on private property that have fallen on private property are the responsibility of the homeowner. Debris should be bundled and placed curbside for pick up on your normally scheduled refuse collection day. Brush materials must be bundled in lengths no longer than four feet, and weigh no more than 70 pounds per bundle. Branches or brush pieces should not be larger than 2 to 3 inches in diameter, and should not include logs or stumps. Debris should not block fire hydrants. For more information about refuse collection, please call the City’s Solid Waste Division at 703.519.3486.

If a City tree has fallen onto private property, notify the City at 703.838.4999 for removal. If a tree falls onto City streets, or is blocking streets and/or highways, contact the Alexandria Police Department at 703.838.4444.