Silver Spring Leaf Collection Silver Spring Leaf Collection

The Division of Highway Services (DHS) will begin the Vacuum Leaf Collection Program on November 9, 2009 (weather permitting).
The Leaf Collection Program continues for 6 to 8 weeks, and includes postings for 2 scheduled pick-ups.



Leaf Vacuum Program

First collection. We will post Green Signs throughout the work areas several days before our crews’ arrival. We will attempt to allow a weekend for residents to rake their leaves to the edge of the road for vacuum pick-up. Signs will be removed after our crews complete each street.

The second and final fall collection will begin after Thanksgiving. The timing will depend on weather conditions. Red Signs will indicate that this is the final collection. The same posting, collection, and sign removal procedures are used for both vacuum collections.

Residents Should

  • Note the information on the posted signs

  • Rake leaves to the road edge (see pictures) or place leaves in paper yard waste bags.

  • Leaves placed in plastic bags will not be collected.

  • Keep parked vehicles away from leaf piles

Residents Should Not

  • Place leaf piles in the street

  • Place sticks or other debris in the leaves

  • Place leaves in plastic bags

  • Block access to leaf piles by parking cars on or in front of leaf piles

How to Recycle or Dispose of Leaves


For information about the Vacuum Leaf Collection Program, contact the Highway Maintenance Section at 240-777-7623.

For information about the Yard Waste Collection Program, contact the Division of Solid Waste at 240-777-6410.