Leaf Collection Program 2019-2020
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 Leaf Disposal Site at 4900 John McCormack Rd N.E.
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 condition.
What happens to my leaves after they’re collected?
Each year DPW collects and composts between ve and seven thousand tons of
leaves from residents’ tree boxes or curbs. Free compost is available to DC residents
year round at the Fort Totten Transfer Station. Unfortunately, bagged leaves placed
where your trash and recycling are collected are not 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 are important practices that help make our rivers and streams healthy!
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