Final Round Concludes This Month

See interactive map at www.rockvillemd.gov/leafcollection.


Rockville crews will complete vacuuming leaves from neighborhood curbs for the fall season this month, making the second of two rounds in Area 3, 4 and 5. Collections in Areas 1 and 2 were scheduled to be completed for the season by Nov. 30.

Rake leaves next to, but out of, roadways, gutters and bike lanes, and away from parked vehicles. Leaves should be raked by 6 a.m. on the first day of the collection period, but no earlier than one week before the collection dates to avoid grass damage or fire hazards. Remove sticks and other objects from leaf piles. Avoid parking near leaf piles or other vehicles.

After the collection period ends, use biodegradable paper lawn bags or 32-gallon trash cans (without plastic garbage bags) to set leaves out on your refuse and recycling collection day. Use alternative disposal methods such as mulching or composting. Do not dump leaves, grass clippings or other yard waste into storm drains, along stream banks or directly into streams, where they can cause blockages that contribute to localized flooding or release nutrients that lead to fish kills.