Published on: Friday, November 13, 2015 Uncategorized

2015 Vacuum Leaf Collection Schedule

Vacuum leaf vacuum leaf collection for calendar year 2015 is scheduled to start on November 16 and continue for a five week period through December 18. Leaf collection is dependent on the weather; rain or freezing conditions can slow collection.

Most streets in Takoma Park do not have an assigned collection day. Residents can rake leaves to the curb at their convenience during the five week period.

Collection Routes With Assigned Collection Dates

There are five streets that receive collection on scheduled dates. Most of these streets are Maryland State Highway Administration routes and typically have a heavy volume of traffic. The routes and scheduled dates are:

Takoma Park streets with scheduled leaf collection dates:
 Scheduled DatesStreets
Saturday, November 21Carroll Avenue / MD 195 (7000 to 7800 block)
Monday, December 21Carroll Avenue / MD 195 (7000 to 7800 block)
Saturday, November 21Ethan Allen Avenue / MD 410
Monday, December 21Ethan Allen Avenue / MD 410
Saturday, November 21Philadelphia Avenue / MD 410
Monday, December 21Philadelphia Avenue / MD 410
Monday, November 23Piney Branch Road / MD 320
Saturday, December 12Piney Branch Road / MD 320
Monday, November 23Flower Avenue (7900 to 8600 block)
Saturday, December 12Flower Avenue (7900 to 8600 block)

Leaf Collection Hotline

Public Works has a Leaf Collection Hotline in season at 301-891-7626. Call the Leaf Collection Hotline to notify Public Works when leaves have been raked out to the curb. Public Works tries to collect leaf piles reported on the hotline within 10 days of a call.

Important Fall Leaf Collection Information

The fall leaf collection schedule is subject to holiday changes. The Holiday Collection Schedule page details how the schedule is set and when collection dates are changed due to a holiday.

From the Yard Waste & Fall Leaf Collection page:

  • Leaves should be placed into a pile at the edge of the curb.
  • Avoid piling leaves where cars are likely to be parked.
  • Do not rake leaves into the street. Leaf piles create traffic hazards.
  • Do not include branches, brush, vines, rocks or debris. These items damage equipment and delay collection.
  • Do not pile leaves near storm drain inlets. Leaves can block the drains and cause flooding problems.
  • Do not park your car in front of a leaf pile. Restricting access to leaf piles delays collection.