The Second and Final round of the 2015 Leaf Collection has been completed. Crews collected over 128,000 cubic yards of leaves in 2015. MCDOT thanks you for your efforts in making the 2015 Leaf Collection Season a success!
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If your home is not in the Leaf Collection District, click here for information on how to become included in the Leaf Collection Program.
New, larger, more informative signs will be used this season. The signs direct residents to our web site for collection dates.
You may see either sign in your neighborhood.
Sign posting in neighborhoods will begin during the week of November 2, 2015.
Please remember to keep your leaves OUT OF THE STREET!
Placing leaf piles in the street can cause many problems such as:
Keeping leaf piles out of the streets prevents these problems. Rest assured that our crews can get to your leaves that are placed on the grass. Any discoloration of the grass is temporary as it is dormant at this time of year.
We appreciate your cooperation with our efforts to promote a safe and efficient leaf collection operation in your neighborhood!
Please remove the leaf piles from the street. Failure to do so may diminish water quality protection.
The 2015 Leaf Collection Season
The Division of Highway Services started the FIRST round of the 2015 season of leaf collection services on November 9, 2015.
The second and final fall collection will begin around the beginning of December. The timing will depend on weather conditions. Please check back frequently as the Leaf Collection Schedule and start dates become finalized.
Leaf Collection District
The Leaf Collection District is generally south of Bel Pre Road, east of I-270/I-495 and west of New Hampshire Avenue, to the District line. See Map Above.
The Leaf Collection Program continues for 6 to 8 weeks, and includes postings for 2 scheduled pick-ups.
First collection. Leafing Crews will post signs throughout the work areas several days before our crews' arrival.
The signs will display your Leafing Area and a web address to direct you to the actual pick up dates. Different from previous years, the signs will not have collection dates on them. We will attempt to allow a weekend for residents to rake their leaves to the edge of the road for vacuum pick up. Signs will be removed after our crews complete each street.
The second and final fall collection will begin around the beginning of December. The timing will depend on weather conditions. The same posting, collection, and sign removal procedures are used for both vacuum collections.
If you believe that your leaves may have been missed, please contact the MC311 Call Center by dialing 311 (or 240-777-0311). Additionally, you may call Highway Services directly at 240-777-ROAD (7623).
The actual collection of the leaves can be affected by rain, snow and ice. These factors may cause a longer than normal collection effort. Depending on the severity of the inclement weather (which affects the ability of our leaf vacuums to collect leaves) other means of collection, such as front-end loaders, may be employed.
Thank you for helping us keep our streets safe during the Leaf Collection Program!