|Home > News Releases > 2012 > November > Rockville’s Final Round of Fall Leaf Collection Begins Nov. 19|
Marylou Berg, Communication Manager, 240-314-8105
Rockville’s Final Round of Fall Leaf Collection Begins Nov. 19
Rockville, Md., Nov. 12 - Each year, Rockville vacuums leaves for residents during the fall and spring. The Department of Public Works provides two pick-ups during a 10-week period for residents between mid-October and December.
The final round of fall leaf collection is set to begin the week of November 19 in Area 5, which includes neighborhoods located in the center south section of the city. Collection will occur in Area 1 (the southern part of Twinbrook) the week of November 26; Area 2 (the northern part of Twinbrook) the week of December 3; Area 3 (the northern central section of the city) the week of December 10; and Area 4 (the western part of the city) the week of December 17. The areas and pick up dates are shown on the map on the City’s website at: www.rockvillemd.gov/residents/leaf.htm.
Residents should rake leaves to the curb or just next to the pavement if no curb exists. Leaves can be raked any time before collection. Doing so just before collection will help reduce the accumulation of leaves near and on the streets, which can lead to fire hazards or grass being damaged if left too long.
Limbs, rocks and other heavy objects should be removed from leaf piles, and leaves should not be placed in plastic bags. Residents who prefer to bag their leaves may place the leaves in biodegradable paper bags and place them at the curb for collection on their regular weekly yard waste collection day. This collection occurs year round. Place leaves at the curb by 7 a.m. on the collection dates.
Rockville officials also encourage alternative methods for getting rid of leaves to save collection and disposal costs and to help the environment. Some alternatives are to mulch leaves or to compost them.
The City also vacuums leaves once during a two-week period in April.
For more information, call 240-314-8570 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Rockville is considered one of the nation's leading small cities. Rockville reveres its roots, its commitment to citizen-centric public service, to the environment and to the connection of neighborhoods and residents. Rockville is a 13-square-mile city that is home to more than 62,000 residents, located less than 15 miles northwest of Washington, D.C., and is frequently recognized as one of the best places to live in the nation.
To keep up with City of Rockville information, subscribe for e-mail updates, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook, go to www.rockvillemd.gov/connections.