Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Holiday Tree and Leaf Collection in the District

Wondering what to do with your tree and wreaths after the holidays? The Department of Public Works (DPW) has a solution for you as we head into the new year. From January 3 to 15, trees will be picked up at curbside.

What you need to know about holiday tree collection:
  • Remove all decorations and put your tree or other greenery in the treebox space.
  • Do not put your tree in plastic or cloth bags.
  • The prime time for collection is between January 2nd and 9th. January 9th is your deadline for leaving your tree for DPW to collect.
  • Any trees not collected by January 15th should be set out with your trash.
Still have a lot of leaves left over from this past fall? DPW will also pick up leaves raked into treebox spaces through January 15th. The DC government also provides great online resource that maps out the leaf collection schedule. DPW will be collecting between 8,000 and 10,000 tons of leaves between November and January, most of which will be composted or recycled.

DC's Leaf Collection schedule map for 2010-11.

For more information and guidelines, check out the DC Department of Public Works page on leaf and holiday tree collection.

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