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Subject: County Fall Leaf Collection
Date Sent: November 7, 2016


The County's Leaf Collection Season begins today, Monday, November 7, 2016.  

First collection. Leafing Crews will post signs throughout the work areas several days before the crews' arrival. The signs will display our Leafing Area and a web address to direct you to the actual pick up dates.  Different from prior years, the signs will not have collection dates on them. The county will attempt to allow a weekend for residents to rake their leaves to the edge of the road for vacuum pick up. 

The signs will be removed after the crews complete each street.

The second and final fall collection will begin around the beginning of December.  The timing will depend on weather conditions.  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 dialing 311 (or 240-777-0311).   Additionally, you may call Highway Services directly at 240-777-ROAD (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.

Below is a link to the County website containing the leaf collection schedule by area and other information about the program.

Please check back as the  Leaf Collection Schedule and start dates become finalized. 

The County advises residents to:

  • Note the information on the posted signs
  • Rake leaves to the road edge or place leaves in paper yard waste bags.
  • Leaves placed in plastic bags will not be collected.
  • Keep parked vehicles away from leaf piles

Best Wishes,
Ted Garrett,
BCA President

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