Seasonal Leaf Collection

Rockville vacuums leaves from neighborhood curbs twice a year, in early April and between October and December.  

Tips for Leaf Collection:

  • Rake leaves by 6 a.m. on the first day of the collection period, but no earlier than one week before the collection dates to avoid grass damage or fire hazards.
  • Rake leaves into the gutter or immediately adjacent to the pavement if no curb or gutter exists. Avoid piling leaves in bike lanes or where vehicles are parked.
  • Remove all sticks, grass clippings and other large objects from leaf pile.
  • Do not use any plastic bags or dump any yard waste or leaves in storm drains.
  • Use alternative methods such as mulching or composting. Montgomery County provides free compost bins to residents and businesses.

After seasonal collection ends, continue to follow our general yard waste guidelines.

If city crews are unable to complete an area during the scheduled collection week, they will continue working on the unfinished portion on the following Saturday.

Still have questions? Contact: 

Recycling and Refuse
TDD: 240-314-8137
Monday - Thursday
7 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fall 2021 Leaf Collection Schedule
Area 1Area 2Area 3Area 4Area 5
Oct 25 - Oct 29
Nov 29 - Dec 3
Nov 1 - Nov 5
Dec 6 - Dec 10
Nov 8 - Nov 12
Dec 13 - Dec 17
Nov 15 - Nov 19
Dec 20 - Dec 24
Oct 18 - Oct 22
Nov 22 - Nov 26