Leaf Collection Begins Today in Georgetown, Nov. 19 in Glover Park

Rotating leaf collection will take place between Nov. 5 and Jan. 12.

Leaf collection begins this week in Georgetown. The Department of Public Works (DPW) will pass through each neighborhood in the city at least twice for two weeks, according to a DPW press release.

Georgetown's alotted weeks are Nov. 5 through Nov. 17 and again later Dec. 3 through Dec. 15.

Glover Park and the Palisades area will have leaf collection Nov. 19 through Dec. 1 and Dec. 17 through Dec. 29.

DPW Director William O. Howland, Jr.  called leaf collection his agency's "most labor-intensive operation" because it involves some 200 personnel working six days out of seven.

Here are some leaf collection tips from the DPW press release:

  • Look up your street’s collection schedule in the leaf collection brochure or at http://leaf.dcgis.dc.gov/.
  • Rake leaves into the treebox the weekend before your street’s collection cycles.  If you don’t have a treebox, leaves should be placed adjacent to the curb but NOT in the gutter or the street.
  • Please – leaves only! Tree limbs, bricks, dirt, rocks, etc., will damage the equipment and delay collections. 
  • If you choose to bag your leaves, place the bags in the treebox or next to the trash/recycling container(s).
  • Drive slowly around our crews’ work area so no one gets hurt.


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