City's Leaf Collection Program Begins Oct. 17

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Autumn has arrived and so have the falling leaves in Baltimore City. Leaf collection season begins Monday, October 17, 2016, and will continue through Monday, January 9, 2017.

During these dates residents can call 311 for special Monday pickups of up to 20 bags of leaves. Residents can make multiple appointments until all the bags are gone. Residents must call before 6 p.m. on Sunday to schedule a collection for the following Monday.  Citizens may make multiple appointments for up to two months prior to the pick-up date.

The Bureau of Solid Waste will also collect bagged leaves on regularly scheduled trash collection days. Solid Waste crews will collect up to 5 bags of leaves from each address every week.

Even though street sweepers now visit virtually every City neighborhood, these machines are NOT designed to collect leaves, and residents should NOT let leaves collect in the curbs and gutters. Leaves will only hinder the ability of the street sweeping machines to thoroughly do their job. Please do not sweep leaves into the street. Please do sweep and bag leaves from your curbs, sidewalks, alleys and off of storm drain grates.

Additional options for dealing with leaves include composting and mulching. Both of these options promote healthy lawns and gardens.

Residents can also drop off bagged leaves at one of the five Citizen Convenience locations:

Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.:
Quarantine Road Sanitary Landfill – 6100 Quarantine Road
Western Citizens’ Convenience Center- 701 Reedbird Avenue
Eastern Citizens’ Convenience Center- 6101 Bowleys Lane
Northwest Citizens’ Convenience Center - 2840 Sisson Street  

Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.:
Northwest Transfer Station – 5030 Reisterstown Road

The Mayor’s Fall Cleanup is coming on October 22. This will be another opportunity for residents to rid their neighborhoods of leaves and debris. You may call 311 to register for the Fall Cleanup. The registration deadline for the Fall Cleanup is Monday, October 17. 

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