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Curbside leaf collection - citywide, weekdays through 12/27

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  • Introduction: Bagged leaves are not collected again until January 2020

Don’t Bag It! City Provides Curbside Leaf Collection

In 2019, city neighborhoods will receive curbside leaf collection November 4 through December 27.

Please rake all leaves to the curb by December 20 for prompt collection.

The city collects loose leaves at the curb in neighborhoods that receive city refuse/recycling service. Do not bag them — bagged leaves will not be collected during this time because landfills will not accept them as trash.

Light yard debris, such as grass clippings and weeds, may be included in leaf piles — but not stones, branches, and other large items, which may cause injury to workers and damage equipment.   

The city is divided into six sections, and leaves are collected in rotation by neighborhood. Crews circulate through neighborhoods at least once every two weeks, often more frequently. Heavy leaf fall or inclement weather may affect leaf collection.

The city is among the few local jurisdictions to provide this service at no additional charge to its residents.  

Information: email, 703-385-LEAF.