Leaf collection starts in December! The DC Department of Public Works will collect leaves twice this season, on the following schedule for Glover Park:
We are Ward 3, Area "E":
Cycle 1: rake leaves by December 2nd, for collection December 3rd-8th
Cycle 2: rake leaves by January 13th for collection January 14th-19th
New this year: supposedly you can register with DPW here and get notified when the crew will be in the hood so you know exactly when to rake the leaves. If you are bored, you can track the progress of the leaf collection crews here throughout the city, and see photos of their progress. You must be really bored if you clicked on that link.
Rake leaves into the tree box area between the street and sidewalk. DPW will rake leaves into the street just prior to vacuuming.
You may leave loose leaves, or bag in paper bags.
Do not rake leaves into the street, as it causes a hazard for cars, bikes and pedestrians, and can clog gutters.
Remove sticks, rocks, dirt, trash and other debris which may damage vacuuming equipment.
Bagged leaves may also be discarded in regular trash, but will not be composted.