November 2, 2020 /
Jona Elwell

DC Leaf Collection

**Updated Collection Information** 

The fall foliage is so gorgeous. That is until it is a wet, slippery mess on your sidewalk and throughout your yard. Thankfully each year the Department of Public Works collects and composts between five and seven thousand tons of leaves!

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.

Better yet? You can track the progress of DPW’s leaf collection crews throughout the season and view before and after photos of our crews’ work. You can also use our Trees Near Me map to determine which trees around you drop leaves!