“Ready to rake, DC?” asks DPW’s 2018 leaf collection brochure. Someone needs to ask the trees. Some are giving up their leaves, but for the most part they are showing us their brilliant fall colors.
Ready or not, the District began its first round of leaf collection this week. Homeowners who got the brochure in the mail know to rake what leaves they have into the curbside tree boxes (not the street) on the Sunday before the DPW crews come to collect.
Other important dates: The second round of leaf collection begins December 10th. Holiday trees and greenery will be picked up from January 14th through February 2nd.
Why pick up the leaves? To protect the Chesapeake watershed.