Who do I contact if my leaves aren’t collected during my scheduled time?
Please call 311 if you believe our leaf crews have missed your address.
If you miss your collection date, bag up your leaves in paper bags and
bring them to the Fort Totten or Benning Road Transfer Stations.
What’s considered a tree box?
Tree boxes are the public spaces (usually box shaped) in front of private
property that house trees and other plants. Residents are responsible
for keeping the tree boxes in front of their homes in clean and safe
What happens to my leaves after they’re collected?
tons of leaves from residents’ tree boxes or curbs. Free compost is
available to DC residents all year round at the Fort Totten Transfer
Station. Unfortunately, bagged leaves placed where your trash and
recycling are collected are not able to be composted.
Why can’t leaves be raked into storm drains?
Too many leaves can clog catch basins (storm drains), disrupting drainage,
and can pollute the Chesapeake Bay and other local waterbodies.
Proper leaf collection and disposal is an important practice that helps
make our rivers and streams healthy!