8 Tips for Fall Leaf Collection
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Throughout the Mid-Atlantic, fall leaves are in peak color. The season’s beauty also brings additional yard-work and safety considerations. Autumn leaves can disrupt traffic, pose a safety concern for pedestrians, clog storm drains, create a fire hazard, and even hamper snow removal from roads. Here are a few tips for flawless fall foliage removal:
Check to see when your leaves are scheduled for collection
Place only leaves in tree boxes or at the curb for collection
Bring leaves, tree limbs, and other yard debris from your private landscaper to your designated collection site
Report clogged catch basins to your local water provider
Place tree limbs, bricks, dirt, and rocks into tree boxes for collections
Place leaves in the street instead of the tree box
Sweep leaves, litter, or other debris into gutter or catch basins. Clogged catch basins (storm drains) can cause street flooding during heavy rains and contribute to water pollution
Rake leaves into treeboxes or at the curb after your scheduled collection
District of Columbia residents:
Every street will have at least two scheduled collection dates.
Collections will occur on Veterans Day, November 11, and Thanksgiving, November 24
There will be no collection on Christmas Day, December 25,on New Year’s day, January 1