Curbside leaf vacuuming begins on November 6 and will continue through the mid-January. Look for posted signs in your neighborhood to know when curbside leaf collection will occur. Collection schedules are tentative as they depend on weather conditions. To ensure collection, put leaves out by the first day listed. The calendar may show multiple days in an area, but we only collect once per street per collection cycle. Each area of the city is scheduled to be serviced at least 4 times during the season, so there will be several opportunities to have leaves collected.

Refer to the city website, www.collegeparkmd.gov/curbsideleaf, for the most up-to-date collection schedule.

Curbside Leaf Collection Do’s and Don’ts:

  • No bagging is necessary during leaf collection with vacuums. Grass can be included in your leaf piles, but no vines or woody trimmings).
  • Rake leaves to the curb. Do not put them in the street. Pile leaves away from cars and storm drains. The leaf vacuum cannot reach around cars.
  • Remove vines or woody yard waste, tree limbs, rocks, trash, and other debris from leaves to be collected. These items can damage the equipment and cause delays.
  • Noise and dust may be noticeable. Dry conditions generate more dust. We apologize for any inconvenience.
    Leaf vacuuming only occurs in the fall/early winter.