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Leaf Pickup Schedule – November 18 to December 2, 2022

The Public Works recently updated the leaf pickup schedule. Please see the updated schedule below. The key dates for our area are:
  • Rhode Island Ave East: November 23 and 28
  • Rhode Island Ave West: November 29 and 30
For more information, please see City’s webpage on the curbside leaf collection here: https://www.collegeparkmd.gov/203/Special-Collections#curbsideleaf

December 2020 Leaf Collection Calendar

November 2020 Leaf Collection Calendar

It’s that time of the year. The City has started curbside leaf collection. During curbside leaf collection season, November through mid-January, you can opt to rake your leaves to the curb when the leaf collection crew is scheduled to come through your neighborhood.
City has started

During Curbside Leaf Collection, signs are posted in your neighborhood in advance of the scheduled collection dates. To ensure collection, put leaves out by the first day listed, calendar may show more than one day, but we only collect once per street, per collection cycle. The collection calendar will be updated as the schedule changes. Look for signs posted in your neighborhood.

December 2019 Leaf Collection Calendar

TIPS – THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF LEAF COLLECTION!

  • Bagging is not necessary during leaf collection with vacuums. Grass can be included in your leaf piles, but no sticks, branches, vines, or woody materials (as these items require a special collection).
  • Rake leaves to the curb but do not put them in the street. Pile leaves away from cars and storm drains as the leaf vacuum cannot reach around cars.
  • Remove tree limbs, rocks, trash, and other debris from leaves to be collected. These items damage the equipment and cause delays.
  • Noise and dust may be noticeable as dry conditions generate more dust. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • If you put your soft yard waste (grass, leaves and weeds) in bags or containers they will only be collected when the leaf vacuum is scheduled to be in your neighborhood. Weekly yard waste collections on regular trash collection days are suspended during curbside leaf collection period.

Have questions about the City’s annual Curbside Leaf Collection?

City’s Director of Public Works Robert goes over the how-to’s, tips and more for when the leaf collection trucks come to your neighborhood. Please watch the video below. For more information about curbside leaf collection, visit www.collegeparkmd.gov/specialcollections#curbsideleaf.

Please check your curbs and remove any piles of leaves that have gone off the curb into the flow line of the gutter. This will help prevent leaves from clogging stormdrains. For updates regarding this weekend’s weather, visit weather.gov.

Curbside Leaf Collection Starts November 5

Starting Monday, November 5, curbside leaf collection will begin (weather permitting). Look for signs posted in your neighborhood for collection dates or later in the month visit www.collegeparkmd.gov and click on Curbside Leaf Collection on the left side under Latest News for the collection schedule.

Until curbside leaf vacuum collection begins, residents should continue to set out soft yard waste (grass, leaves and soft vegetative waste) on regularly scheduled refuse and recycling collection days.

You may use the City beige yard waste cart (available for purchase), paper yard waste bags, or your own reusable containers with a City yard waste sticker attached (stickers are available for free at City Hall and DPW).

Please do not use City-issued green refuse or blue recycling carts for yard waste or it will not be collected. The weekly soft yard waste collection will end on November 5.

Woody yard waste: brush, branches, sticks, and shrubs are collected year-round by appointment on Thursdays and Fridays; call 240-487-3590 or email publicworks@collegeparkmd.gov before setting items to the curb.

[Source: City of College Park]

City May Raise Compost and Mulch Delivery Fees to Non-City Residents

Staff has recently determined that the delivery fee for compost and wood mulch products was below market value and required an increase to cover the costs associated with this service. Staff also found that other entities providing delivery service of bulk products had a maximum delivery zone range between 25 – 35 miles.

The tipping fee charged to dispose of leaves at our facility has not been increased for a number of years, and was also reviewed. An increase in the leaf disposal fee would be representative of the fee charged at the Western Branch location; however, a savings in transport costs to those entities tipping leaves at our facility would still be realized from the shorter distance associated with material disposal.

The delivery charge for College Park residents would remain $20.00, and residents can have a minimum of one cubic yard delivered.

Customers outside of College Park have a three-cubic yard minimum. These changes are designed to ensure College Park residents benefit as much as possible from the program, and that costs to provide the service outside College Park are covered by charges for the service.

Staff is proposing

  • current product fees for leaf mulch of $13.21/cubic yard,
  • SMARTLEAF compost fee of $26.42/cubic yard and wood mulch of $11.32/cubic yard.
  • an increase in the current leaf tipping fee from $4.75/cubic yard to $8.75/cubic yard for entities disposing leaves at our facility. This equates to an 84% fee increase.
  • an increase in the SMARTLEAF compost fee from $10/cubic yard to $15/cubic yard for entities that tip leaves at our facility.
  • an increase in the current product delivery fee to delivery zones outside of College Park. Delivery zone 2, includes locations up to 4.9 miles (one-way) would increase from $30 to $60; delivery 3, includes locations up to 9.9 miles (one-way) would increase from $40 to $70; delivery zone 4, includes locations up to 16.9 miles (one-way) would increase from $45 to $80; delivery zone 5 includes locations up to 20 miles (one-way) would increase from $50 to $100.
  • Product deliveries to locations more than 20 miles away (one-way) would no longer occur.

Last Scheduled Leaf Collections in North College Park

In case you haven’t had a chance to make use of City’s free curbside leaf collection service, here are the dates of the last scheduled leaf collection in our area.
WEST of Rhode Island Ave: January 3rd and 4th
EAST  of Rhode Island Ave: January 9th and 10th
Please see below the latest City-wide leaf collection calendar.
Residents have been asked to consider the following information and adhere to the rules of leaf collection season:
  • Rake leaves to the curb. Pile leaves away from cars and storm drains. The leaf vacuum cannot reach around cars. DO NOT pile leaves in the street.
  • Remove tree limbs, rocks, trash, and other debris from leaves to be collected. They can damage the equipment and cause delays.
  • Noise and dust may be noticeable. Dry conditions generate more dust. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • If you bag leaves or yard trimmings, please put them out when the leaf vacuum is scheduled. Yard waste trucks will not be collecting bagged yard trim during your regular trash and recycling day during this time.
    • Use paper yard waste bags or approved reusable containers.
    • Do not put them out with regular trash.
    • No bagging is necessary in the fall. Soft vegetative yard trim can be included in your leaf piles (e.g. grass, flowers, weeds – no vines or woody trimmings).
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Curbside leaf collection has begun

Curbside leaf collection is finishing up its first week and is on schedule. Updates to the collection calendar are posted on the City’s website every Friday evening. Please check here for the calendar.

Look for signs posted in your neighborhood with collection dates; signs will be posted the week prior to collection.

Residents are asked to consider the following information and adhere to the rules of leaf collection season:

  • Rake leaves to the curb. Pile leaves away from cars and storm drains. The leaf vacuum cannot reach around cars. DO NOT pile leaves in the street.
  • Remove tree limbs, rocks, trash, and other debris from leaves to be collected. They can damage the equipment and cause delays.
  • Noise and dust may be noticeable. Dry conditions generate more dust. We apologize for any inconvenience.
  • If you bag leaves or yard trimmings, please put them out when the leaf vacuum is scheduled. Yard waste trucks will not be collecting bagged yard trim during your regular trash and recycling day during this time.
    • Use paper yard waste bags or approved reusable containers.
    • Do not put them out with regular trash.
    • No bagging is necessary in the fall. Soft vegetative yard trim can be included in your leaf piles (e.g. grass, flowers, weeds – no vines or woody trimmings).
  • The leaf vacuum makes collections only in the fall.

December ’15 – January ’16 Leaf Collection Calendar

Dec15-Jan16 Leaf Collection

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