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Neighborhood Leaf Collection Begins Next Week

November 13, 2018

In reviewing DPW’s 2018 leaf collection guide, the first round of leaf collection in Park View will begin the week of November 19th — provided that leaves are raked into the treebox space this Sunday (Nov. 18th). More information is available at the DPW Website and you can also track the progress of DPW’s leaf collection crews throughout the collection period.

The maps and schedule below can also be useful.

2017/2018 Leaf Collection Schedule Update

December 19, 2017

Here an update on this year’s leave collection schedule from the Department of Public Works:

2017/2018 Leaf Collection Schedule Update: Unfortunately, our collection crews are behind schedule in some areas of the city, which has been exacerbated by recent winter weather events. Leaf collection crews are the backbone of our city’s snow program. When snow is predicted, our trucks’ leaf collection equipment is replaced with snow plows and salt spreaders, and our crews receive snow and ice removal assignments. After a storm clears, leaf crews resume collections across the District—there may be delays, but neighborhoods are never skipped.  We thank you for your patience and apologize for the inconvenience. Assuming the current weather forecast holds, we expect to be back on schedule by the end of this week.

Should you have questions about the collection schedule in your neighborhood, please contact our customer service specialist Hope Cousin directly at Hope.Cousin@dc.gov.

-DC Department of Public Works

2017 Leaf Collection Schedule Released

November 7, 2017

The Department of Public Works’ 2017 leaf collection schedule was mailed out last week. In Park View, the two dates to remember are Sunday, November 19, and Sunday, December 17. These are the dates leaves need to bagged or raked out for collection (see map and chart below).

For leaf collection, keep the following in mind:

  • Don’t put tree limbs, bricks, dirt, rocks, etc., into the tree boxes for collection;
  • Do put leaves in the tree box/sidewalk area, do not place leaves in streets, street gutters, or catch basins;
  • Do report clogged storm drains by calling DC Water at (202) 612-3400.

Lastly, if any of your neighbors are seniors consider offering to help them to rake their leaves.

2016-2017 Leaf Collection Dates Released

November 1, 2016

With fall upon us, DPW has released their 2016-2017 leaf collection guide (full guide here), which includes leaf collection facts and dates to have leaves out by. I’ve included the full Ward 1 map below. For Park View, the two key dates to remember are November 20th and December 18th. These are the two dates that leaves need to be placed in the tree spaces or sidewalks next to the curb for collection.

2016-2017-leaf-collection-schedule

2015-2016 Leaf Collection Schedule Released

October 26, 2015

The Department of Public Works recently released the 2015-2016 Leaf Collection Schedule, which begins on November 2nd. This coincides with the end of permit parking enforcement at the end of October. The map and schedule for Ward 1 is below.

For leaf collection, residents are requested to rack loose leaves in the treeboxes (not the street) or to bag leave using paper bags and place them in the treebox. If there is no treebox please  put leaves at the curb.

The collection is for loose leaves only — including tree limbs, bricks, dirt, rocks, or other materials will damage the collection equipment and delay city-wide collection.

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2014-2015 Leaf Collection Season Underway

November 4, 2014

2014 leaf collection schedule

Residential street sweeping ended for the season on October 31st, and now the Department of Public Works is transitioning into fall leaf collection mode.  The 2014-2015 leaf collection season began on Monday, November 3rd, but don’t panic. As will past years, leaf collection begins in the area west of 16th Street in Ward 1, and there are two opportunities to get the leaves out for collection.

According to DPW, this year, leaf collection runs from November 3, 2014 through January 10, 2015. Residents should note that the same crews that collect leaves also remove snow, so leaf collection may be interrupted for snow removal duties. Leaves will be removed from neighborhood treeboxes at least twice, following the schedule that can be found on the image at the right and at the Find the Leaf Collection Schedule for Your Neighborhood available on the DPW Website. DPW asks residents to place their leaves in the treebox space the Sunday before each collection cycle.

Loose leaves raked into the treeboxes will be composted.  Bagged leaves placed in the treebox space or where trash and recycling are collected will not be composted.

During the last two weeks of leaf collection season (December 28-January 10), DPW will collect holiday trees and other greenery from residents whose trash is collected by DPW.  Trees and greenery should be placed where the resident’s trash is collected. Please remove all ornaments and lights and do not put the tree(s) and greenery in a bag.

The 2014-2015 leaf collection brochure is also available online if you would like to see the collection schedule for the entire city.

First Weekend to Rake Leaves in Eastern Ward 1 for the 2013 Fall Season

November 15, 2013

The first round of leaf collection for residents of Ward 1 living east of 16th Street is from November 18th to November 30th. If you have leaves please have them raked and out by Sunday, November 17th for collection. Below is the map showing the area where leaf collection will begin on Monday.

Ward 1 2013 leaf collection map

DPW uses vacuum trucks to collect the bulk of the leaves, which are then composted. DPW urges residents to follow the schedule when planning to rake loose leaves into piles in the curbside treebox space for collection.

DPW will collect bagged leaves from the treebox space as well. In neighborhoods with alley trash/recycling collections, bagged leaves also may be placed where trash and recycling are collected. These leaves will be disposed with the trash as space allows in the truck.

Tips for a Smooth-Running Leaf Collection Season

  • Rake leaves into the treebox space the weekend before your street’s schedule collection week. Once DPW serves the area, they will not return until the next scheduled leaf collection week.
  • Please – leaves only! Tree limbs, bricks, dirt, rocks, etc., will damage the equipment and delay collections.
  • Do not put leaves in the street.

There will be a second round of leaf collection later in December. To participate in that, rake leaves out by Sunday December 15th for collection the week of December 16 to 28.

Fall Leaf Collection Schedule Published

November 2, 2012

The 2012-2013 leaf collection schedule has been published and mailed out. If you didn’t get one, the map at the right shows the schedule for Ward 1. The full brochure is available here.

Leaf collection begins on November 5th for Ward 1 residents who live west of 16th Street. Leaf collection for residents in Columbia Heights and Park View doesn’t begin until November 19th.

DPW requests that residents rake their leaves into the treebox space the weekend before leaf collection. DPW requests that residents not rake leaves into the street.

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2011-2012 Seasonal Leaf Collection to Begin November 7

October 21, 2011

This year’s fall leaf collection program runs between November 7, 2011 and January 15, 2012. DPW will collect leaves at least twice from residential neighborhoods by “vacuuming” the leaves residents rake into their treebox spaces. They will also collect bagged leaves from the treebox space or the alley in neighborhoods with rear trash and recycling collections. Bagged leaves will be placed in the landfill. By collecting leaves, DPW reduces potential accidents and injuries resulting from slipping on wet leaves and prevent catch basins (storm drains) from clogging and causing street flooding during heavy rains. DPW also will collect holiday trees from residents’ treebox spaces between January 3 and 14.

How You Can Help

  • Rake leaves into the treebox space the weekend before your street’s collection weeks.
  • Please – leaves only! Tree limbs, bricks, dirt, rocks, etc., will damage the equipment and delay collections.
  • Prevent fires, parking problems and possible flooding by placing leaves in the treebox space, not in the street. When it rains, leaves will block the storm drain and cause flooding.
  • If you choose to bag your leaves, please use paper bags. Plastic bags will damage the equipment. You may place bagged leaves in the treebox space or next to the trash/recycling container(s).
  • Holiday trees and wreaths will be picked up curbside from January 3 to January 14. Remove all decorations and place the greenery in the treebox space in front of your home between Sunday, January 1, and Sunday, January 8. Please do not put the trees in plastic or cloth bags.
  • Any trees not collected by January 15 should be set out with your trash to be picked up as space in the trash trucks allows over the following weeks.

(Information modified from the DPW Web site)

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Seasonal Parking Restrictions Ending, Leaf Collection to Being

October 26, 2010

According to the DC Department of Public Works (DPW), they announced yesterday that weekly (signed), residential mechanical street cleaning will end for the season on Friday, October 29, 2010. “No parking/street cleaning” restrictions will be lifted and motorists may park along posted, alternate-side, daytime street sweeping routes without being required to move their cars on street-cleaning days.

Residential street sweeping is suspended for public safety concerns during the winter. Trucks used to clean the streets are designed to release a fine spray of water to control the dust as they sweep. When the temperature drops to freezing or below, sweeping is discontinued to prevent freezing and accidents to vehicles and pedestrians.

Ward 1 Leaf collection schedule, 2010

Overnight sweeping scheduled for the District’s major roadways, which include Pennsylvania, Georgia, Constitution, and Independence avenues, will take place as usual all winter, as the weather permits. Motorists are urged not to park in these areas during the posted overnight sweeping hours.
Residents and business owners will be notified when street sweeping resumes again in the spring of 2011.

By suspending the street sweeping program, DPW personnel can focus on leaf collection, which will begin November 8, as well as the upcoming snow removal season. The 2010-2011 leaf season will run November 8, 2010, through January 15, 2011. During this time, leaves will be vacuumed from each street at least twice.

You can access the entire online brochure for fall leaf collection here>>

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