Leaf Vacuum Schedule
Every year, beginning in October, the City provides weekly leaf vacuum services. The service continues through the first Friday in December. There will be no leaf vacuum provided on Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day or the Friday after Thanksgiving, all of which are City holidays.
Please check the Leaf Collection Route Map, to determine the collection day for your street. Leaves will be vacuumed on your street on the same day throughout the season. During the leaf vacuum season, bagged leaves will be collected from in front of your house on your scheduled day or upon request on the City’s Wednesday Yard Debris Pickup schedule.
Preparing Leaves for Leaf Vacuum
Rake your leaves into the grass plot between your sidewalk and the street, or, if you have no median, rake them into the gutter. You should do this the day before the collection. The leaf crew cannot return until the following week if your leaves are not out on time.
City crews will not vacuum leaves from private property or from alleys.
Please remove parked cars from the path of the leaf vacuum. It is very difficult to collect piles of leaves from between parked cars.
Remove all cans, bottles, sticks, toys and debris from your piles of leaves. These items can cause very expensive damage to the City’s equipment.
Your cooperation and assistance is appreciated. Should you have any questions or problems concerning leaf vacuum services, or if you cannot find your street and/or development on the Leaf Collection Map, please call the Department of Public Works. To contact Public Works by phone call: 301-725-0088 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (TTY/Text users call via Maryland Relay – 711). For your convenience you can also e-mail Public Works at [email protected]
Free of charge!!
If you would like leaves for mulch or compost, Public Works crews will deliver a load of leaves, free of charge. Such requests are on a first come, first served basis. Delivery will be one load of leaves from the leaf loader, as is. Please call to arrange for a delivery.
Questions or Comments
If you need any additional information or have any questions or comments, please call us at 301-725-0088 or you may e-mail us at [email protected].