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Posted on: March 29, 2018

Rockville’s Spring Leaf Collection Begins April 2

Rockville, Maryland, March 29 – The city will vacuum leaves from neighborhood curbs from April 2-13 in five collection areas throughout Rockville.

Residents should rake leaves next to, but out of, the roadway no earlier than one week prior to the collection date to avoid grass damage or fire hazards. An interactive map at www.rockvillemd.gov/leafcollection allows residents to input their address and learn when their leaves will be collected.

DO: Place leaves at the curb by 6 a.m. on the collection dates. Remove sticks and all other objects from leaf piles. Avoid parking near leaf piles or close to other vehicles so that collection trucks can access piles. Use biodegradable paper lawn bags or 32-gallon trash cans (without plastic garbage bags) to set leaves out with yard waste on your collection day, after the collection period ends. Use alternative disposal methods such as mulching or composting.

DO NOT: Pile leaves in bike lanes or where vehicles are parked. Do not dump leaves, grass clippings or other yard waste into storm drains, along stream banks or directly into streams. Although yard waste is biodegradable, leaves can clog drains or cause blockages that contribute to localized flooding and can release nutrients, stimulating algae blooms that kill fish.

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MEDIA CONTACT:

Marylou Berg
Director of Communication
240-314-8105
mberg@rockvillemd.gov




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