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 next to, but out of, roadways, gutters and bike lanes, and away from parked vehicles. Avoid parking near leaf piles.
  • 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 ends, continue to follow our general yard waste guidelines.

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.

Sustainable Leaf Tips

  • Leave some leaves where they fall or rake into garden beds to serve as natural mulch and habitat for beneficial insects that overwinter in leaves such as butterflies, fireflies and native bees.
  • Mow over the leaves to break them up into tiny pieces that can filter into the grass, providing much-needed nutrients.
  • Compost leaves at home with other yard trimmings. 
Still have questions? Contact: 

Recycling and Refuse
TDD: 240-314-8137
Monday - Thursday
7 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fall 2023 Leaf Collection Schedule
Area 1Area 2Area 3Area 4Area 5
Oct 16 - Oct 20
Nov 20 - Nov 24
Oct 23 - Oct 27
Nov 27 - Dec 1
Oct 30 - Nov 3
Dec 4 - Dec 8
Nov 6 - Nov 10
Dec 11 - Dec 15
Nov 13 - Nov 17
Dec 18 - Dec 22