The weather forecast for this weekend looks perfect for leaf raking, just in time for the county’s annual leaf collection to begin Monday, Nov. 9.
This year, the county has modified the online collection schedule tools so that residents can find their planned collection date (weather permitting) by simply entering their street address.
The boundaries of the leaf vacuum collection district is I-495, I-270, the Rockville City limits, Norbeck, Bel Pre and Bonifant roads, Northwest Branch Park, and the District of Columbia and Prince George’s County lines.
As in previous years, the county plans to conduct two collections over the next two months, expecting to wrap up in mid-December.
Residents should “pile leaves near the street, but off the road. Avoid placing leaves on road shoulders, bike lanes and rain gardens as leaves in these areas can disrupt traffic, negatively impact stormwater drainage, hamper snow removal operations and become a fire hazard for automobiles parked over them. Leaf piles also limit the availability of residential parking and, especially when wet, can pose a hazard for cyclists and pedestrians,” according to the announcement from the Department of Transportation.
The DOT is also posting signs in eligible neighborhoods to alert residents and point them to the DOT website.
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