The county’s Department of Transportation Division of Highway Services will conduct its annual vacuum collection of leaves in the southern part of the county from Nov. 5 through mid-December. They make two collections on every street in the vacuum leaf collection during the fall.
Residents should look for signs posted on utility poles and existing street signs announcing the collection dates in their neighborhood. Green signs are the first collection, red signs are the second and final collection. Collections are restricted to leaves only which should be placed in piles or containers on the grass or behind the curb. Tree debris, sticks, branches or coarse garden debris should be placed in containers or tied in bundles no more than four feet long and placed where household trash is picked up.
The district contains the Rockville city limits, Norbeck, Bel Pre and Bonifant roads, Northwest Branch Park and the Washington, D.C. and Prince George’s County lines. For more information, visit the county’s website.