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Leaf Collection

The DC Department of Public Works (DPW) announced today that the agency will resume its vacuum leaf program when it begins its 2020 leaf collection campaign on Monday, November 9. When the leaf collection campaign was launched, District households serviced by DPW were asked to rake leaves into paper bags. Paper bags are no longer required for collection. Starting today, residents are asked to rake their leaves, for collection, to the curb or into the tree box at the front of the residence.

Collections will still occur twice in each neighborhood, this year between November 9, 2020 and January 30, 2021. 

The bagged leaf collection program was intended to minimize collection crews’ exposure to COVID-19 and encourage composting. Resuming the vacuum collection program will help simplify composting operations and maximize employment opportunities. To continue to ensure our crews’ safety, they will be required to wear masks, practice social distancing and hand wash and hand sanitize frequently. Vehicles and equipment will be cleaned and sanitized before and after every use.  

For more information, collections schedules and tracking visit dpw.dc.gov/es/service/leaf-collection or by downloading the MyDPW app available on Apple and Android platforms.  

Launch the Seasonal Leaf Collection Map

Download the Frequently asked questions; here

 

Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
(202) 737-4404
Contact Fax: 
(202) 671-0642
Contact TTY: 
(202) 673-6833
Office Hours: 
Monday to Friday 8:15 am - 4:45 pm
Service Location: 

2235 Shannon Place SE, Suite 3040

GIS Address: 
2235 Shannon Place SE, Suite 3040
City: 
Washington
State: 
DC
Zip: 
20020