Montgomery County begins leaf collection program Monday

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. — The Division of Highway Services will begin leaf collection today, the first of two collections to take place during the fall.

The leaf vacuum collection district is bounded by I-495, I-270, the Rockville City limits, Norbeck, Bel Pre and Bonifant roads, Northwest Branch Park, and the District of Columbia and Prince George’s County lines.

The leaf collection program is restricted to leaves only. Tree debris, sticks, branches or coarse garden debris should be placed in containers or tied in bundles no more than four feet long and set out for yard trim pick up.

Residents who miss the two scheduled vacuum collections can still have their leaves collected by placing them in paper yard trim bags or reusable containers for pick up on their regular yard trim collection day. Leaves placed in plastic bags will not be accepted.

DHS makes every effort to maintain the collection schedules posted online, weather permitting.
To determine if a residence is within the boundaries of the leaf vacuum collection district or view the leaf collection schedule, visit DHS’s website or contact the Montgomery County Call Center online, by calling 311 from inside the County, calling 240-777-0311 from outside the County, or calling TTY at 301-251-4850. The number for MD Relay is 711 or use the toll free/out of state number 1-800-735-2258.

A third collection may also be provided on an as-needed basis.