The DC Department of Public Works (DPW) will begin vacuum leaf collections on November 1 for residents who receive DPW trash and recycling services. Both collections continue through January 22.
Leaf collections will still occur twice in each neighborhood. Residents are reminded to rake their leaves, for collection, to the curb or into the tree box at the front of the residence. For missed leaf collections, residents can call 311 (202-737-4404) or visit 311.dc.gov to open a “Leaf Season Collection” service request.
The leaf collection schedule could be disrupted by weather events and personnel changes as a result of COVID-19. Each time snow or freezing rain and ice is forecasted, our DC Snow Team hits the streets to salt and pre-treat roads. This necessitates switching our equipment and crews from leaf collection duties to snow duties, which unfortunately causes delays. 24. What should I do if my street is not collected on schedule? Please call 311 (202-737-4404) or visit 311.dc.gov to open a “Leaf Season Collection” service request.
All District residents can also bring leaves to the following location Monday – Saturday 8 AM – 4 PM:
- Fort Totten Transfer Station 4900 Bates Road, NE
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.