The fall leaf collection program runs from November 6 through January 12. Collecting leaves reduces potential accidents and injuries caused by slipping on wet leaves, and prevents catch basins (storm drains) from clogging and causing street flooding during heavy rains.
DPW will collect leaves at least twice from each residential neighborhood by “vacuuming” loose leaves residents rake into their treebox(es). Click HERE for the leaf collection schedule, and be sure to rake your leaves to the treebox the Sunday before your street’s collection weeks. Please note both the first and second collection dates. For more information on the program, visit: www.dpw.dc.gov/service/leaf-and-holiday-tree-collection.