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 period ends, use biodegradable paper lawn bags or 32-gallon trash cans (without plastic garbage bags) to set leaves out with your weekly yard waste collection. Do not dump leaves, grass clippings or other yard waste into storm drains or streams. Although yard waste is biodegradable and may seem harmless, excess quantities can clog storm drains or cause blockages that contribute to localized flooding. Decomposing leaves can also release nutrients, stimulating algae blooms that lead to fish kills.

 Still have questions? Contact: 

Recycling and Refuse
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240-314-8568

TDD: 240-314-8137
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Monday - Thursday
7 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Spring 2018 Leaf Collection Schedule
Area 1Area 2Area 3Area 4Area 5
April 2-3April 4-5April 6
April 9
April 10-11April 12-13

Please note: 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.