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THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY LEAF VACUUM PROGRAM

FOR  FALL OF 2014

Update:September 17, 2014 (SCROLL DOWN FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION)

NOTES:

Leaf collection for the 2014 season will begin early November, 2014. Last season, crews collected over 142,000 cubic yards of leaves!

Check this site frequently as the season approaches to find the start dates for your Leaf Collection Area. Then click on the link below to see the approximate date leaves will be collected from your street.

The Leaf Collection Schedule currently shows last year's information. This is neccessary while the system software is being developed that will provide residents with more accurate information.

LEAF VACUUMING COLLECTION DISTRICT

 

 

 

CLICK HERE TO SEE WHEN LEAVES WILL BE VACUUMED FROM YOUR STREET

DOWNLOAD THE  LEAFING INFORMATION FLYER

If your home is not in the Leaf Collection District, click here for information to become included in the Leaf Collection Program.

Leaf Piles

Please remember to keep your leaves OUT OF THE STREET!

Proper placement of leaf piles        Do not place leaf piles in the street

Placing leaf piles in the street can cause many problems such as:

Keeping leaf piles out of the streets prevents these problems. Rest assured that our crews can get your to leaves that are placed on the grass. Any discoloration of the grass is temporary as it is dormant at this time.

 We appreciate your cooperation with our efforts to promote a safe and efficient leaf collection operation in your neighborhood!

 Please remove the leaf piles from the street. Failure to do so may result in a fine of up to $1000 for illegal dumping.

The Division of Highway Services no longer directly hires seasonal workers for the leaf collection program. Seasonal workers are being hired by two companies. Please contact them if you wish to work in the leaf collection program:

           Earn Contractors - contact Roseanna at 301-749-3880

           Colossal Contractors - contact Gloria at 301-476-9060

The 2014 Leaf Collection Season 

The Division of Highway Services will start the FIRST round of the 2014 season of leaf collection services in early November 2014. Please check back frequently as Leaf Collection start dates become finalized.

Our crews collected over 142,000 cubic yards of leaves last season.

Leaf Collection District

The Leaf Collection District is generally south of Bel Pre Road, east of I-270/I-495 and west of New Hampshire Avenue, to the District line. See Map Above.

The Leaf Collection Program continues for 6 to 8 weeks, and includes postings for 2 scheduled pick-ups. 

First collection. We will post green signs throughout the work areas several days before our crews' arrival.  We will attempt to allow a weekend for residents to rake their leaves to the edge of the road for vacuum pick-up.  Signs will be removed after our crews complete each street.

The second and final fall collection will begin after Thanksgiving.  The timing will depend on weather conditions.  Red signs will indicate that this is the final collection.  The same posting, collection, and sign removal procedures are used for both vacuum collections.

If you believe that your leaves may have been missed, please contact the MC311 call center by clicking in the MC311 logo on the left or by dialing 311. Additionally, you may call DHS at 240-777-7623.

The actual collection of the leaves can be affected by rain, snow and ice. These factors may cause a longer than normal collection effort. Depending on the severity of the inclement weather (which affects the ability of our leaf vacuums to collect leaves) other means of collection, such as front-end loaders, may be employed.

Residents Should:

Residents Should Not:

Thank you for helping us keep our streets safe during the Leaf Collection Program

     

 

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