Updated 11/13/2015 - text available in Spanish: en español
The 2015 autumn leaf drop is in full swing, and so are our Montgomery County, Maryland, collection operations!
Leaf vacuuming, provided by the County's Division of Highway Services, began today, November 9, 2015. The Leaf Collection District for vacuuming services has these general boundaries: south of Bel Pre Road, east of I-270/I-495 and west of New Hampshire Avenue, to the District line. See details about leaf vacuuming, including a Collection District map and schedule.
Curbside yard trim collections, provided by the Division of Solid Waste Services, are year-round. If you receive County-provided recycling service, set your leaves at the curb on your collection day by 7 a.m., in paper yard trim bags or reusable containers. Do not use plastic bags. See curbside yard trim preparation and collection details. Look up your collection day and confirm County-provided service. Request yard trim decals for reusable containers.
Consider composting your leaves. See our composting tips. Get started by picking up a compost bin - available to Montgomery County residents and businesses at no charge - at one of our 20 locations.
Using our curbside County collection options helps our Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station operations. By reducing the number of resident cars and trucks delivering yard trim, you make it easier for the many leafing trucks we receive to make their deliveries safely and efficiently.