BY REBECCA BENNETT — The City of Hyattsville’s leaf collection program begins Monday, November 3, and will run on weekdays through the middle of January. Residents should check the City’s website to find their collection day.
Leaves should be left on the grassy area between the sidewalk and curb by 7 a.m., and if that isn’t possible. raked to the curbline. Do not mix in branches or debris, the City says, because that can damage equipment. The City advises that residents avoid putting them in the street and parking near leaf piles on collection day.
Residents of the 3100 block of Rosemary Lane, and the odd side of the 5800 block of 30th Avenue are advised to keep vehicles off the street from 8 to 9 a.m. This because the Department of Public Works says it will otherwise be unable to collect leaves on those blocks.
Residents on the Tuesday route will have no leaf collection the week of Veteran’s Day, which is Tuesday, November 11. There will also be no leaf collection for any City residents during the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Leaf collection will also not run when the leaves are heavy with rain or snow, because this could cause damage to machinery, according to the City.
If you miss your leaf vacuum day, you may also bag your leaves in paper yard-waste bags. The City will collect up to 10 bags as yard waste on Mondays.
If your address was missed by leaf collection crews, call the Department of Public Works at 301.985.5032.