Fall Leaf Collection is returning once again for the 2020 season with bulk leaf collection and bagged leaf collection.
Bulk Fall Leaf Collection November 2, 2020 - December 11, 2020 (weather permitting)Bulk leaf collection will start on November 2nd and continue as weather permits through December 11th. Be prepared for the weather. Snow may suspend bulk collection. Crews will do their best to resume bulk collection if possible if weather conditions change, but this cannot be guaranteed since this program is dependent upon the weather. Residents are encouraged to participate in our bagged collection program (more information below) to have guaranteed leaf collection.
There is a limited time for crews to get through the city before the onset of winter. Due to this, crews can only come by once and work as weather permits, focusing on residential roads with drainage areas to keep the City’s storm water system clear. Crews will not return to a location already collected. Residents that elect to participate in bulk leaf collection are advised to have leaves to the curb by the start of the program to not miss collection. There is no set timeline for when crews will reach certain areas. Unpredictable leaf volumes and weather conditions make it not possible to know when areas will receive collection, so be ready!
Important COVID-19 Program Change: In order for our crews to practice safe social distancing, traditional leaf vacuums will NOT be used for bulk leaf collection this year. Instead, crews will operate trackless leaf loaders. Residents that participate in bulk leaf collection are REQUIRED to rake all leaves loosely (unbagged) into the street along the edge of the road or sidewalk. Any leaves that are not along the edge of the road or sidewalk will not be reachable for collection. Please avoid piling leaves and keep leaves tight along the curb to keep streets clear. Avoid on-street parking Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. until collection is finished to not block access to leaves.
Watch a video demonstration below to see where to place your leaves along the edge of the road and to see how this year's bulk collection will look: http://concordnh.gov/545/Leaf-Collection
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