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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

County Leaf Collection Began November 7; Continues Through Mid-December

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation Division of Highway Services (DHS) is conducting its annual vacuum collection of leaves in the southern part of the County from November 7 through mid-December. DHS makes two collections on every street in the vacuum leaf collection district during the fall.

Residents should look for signs posted along the streets announcing the collection dates in their neighborhoods. The green signs indicating the first collection should have been posted the week of October 31. Red signs indicate the second and final collection.

The leaf vacuum collection district is bounded by I-495, I-270, the Rockville City limits, Norbeck, Bel Pre and Bonifant roads, Northwest Branch Park, and the District of Columbia and Prince George's County lines.

Leaves should be placed in piles or containers on the grass or behind the curb. Placing leaves in streets or alleys can disrupt traffic and surface drainage, hamper snow removal operations or pose a fire hazard to automobiles parked over them.

Collections are restricted to leaves only. Tree debris, sticks, branches or coarse garden debris should be placed in containers or tied in bundles not more than four feet long and placed where household trash is regularly picked up.

Residents who miss the two scheduled vacuum collections can still have their leaves collected by placing them in paper yard waste bags or reusable containers for pick up on their regular yard waste collection day. Leaves placed in plastic bags will not be accepted.

DHS reminds residents that although every effort is made to maintain the posted schedules, weather and equipment issues can affect the timing.

For more information, or to determine if a residence is within the boundaries of the leaf vacuum collection district, call 311, or go to the Department of Transportation’s website.

CATEGORIES: Leaf Collection
POSTED: 4:00:00 AM |

Monday, October 31, 2011

County Leaf Collection Starts November 7; Continues Through Mid-December

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation Division of Highway Services (DHS) will conduct its annual vacuum collection of leaves in the southern part of the county from November 7 through mid-December. DHS makes two collections on every street in the vacuum leaf collection district during the fall.  

Residents should look for signs posted along the streets announcing the collection dates in their neighborhoods. The green signs indicating the first collection should be posted the week of October 31. Red signs indicate the second and final collection.

The leaf vacuum collection district is bounded by I-495, I-270, the Rockville City limits, Norbeck, Bel Pre and Bonifant roads, Northwest Branch Park , and the District of Columbia and Prince George 's County lines.

Leaves should be placed in piles or containers on the grass or behind the curb. Placing leaves in streets or alleys can disrupt traffic and surface drainage, hamper snow removal operations or pose a fire hazard to automobiles parked over them.

Collections are restricted to leaves only. Tree debris, sticks, branches or coarse garden debris should be placed in containers or tied in bundles not more than four feet long and placed where household trash is regularly picked up.

Residents who miss the two scheduled vacuum collections can still have their leaves collected by placing them in paper yard waste bags or reusable containers for pick up on their regular yard waste collection day. Leaves placed in plastic bags will not be accepted.

DHS reminds residents that although every effort is made to maintain the posted schedules, weather and equipment issues can affect the timing.

For more information, or to determine if a residence is within the boundaries of the leaf vacuum collection district, call 311, or go to the Department of Transportation’s website.

CATEGORIES: Leaf Collection
POSTED: 7:00:00 AM |

Monday, November 29, 2010

County Leaf Collection Began November 8, Continues Through Mid-December

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation Division of Highway Services (DHS) began its annual vacuum collection of leaves in the southern part of the county.   During November and through mid-December, DHS makes two collections on every street in the vacuum leaf collection district.

Residents should look for signs posted along the streets announcing the collection dates in their neighborhoods. Green signs indicate the first collection, and red signs indicate the second and final collection.

The leaf vacuum collection district is bounded by I-495, I-270, the Rockville City limits, Norbeck, Bel Pre and Bonifant roads, Northwest Branch Park, and the District of Columbia and Prince George's County lines.

Leaves should be placed in piles or containers on the grass or behind the curb. Placing leaves in streets or alleys can disrupt traffic and surface drainage, hamper snow removal operations, or pose a fire hazard to automobiles parked over them.  
Collections are restricted to leaves only. Tree debris, sticks, branches, or coarse garden debris should be placed in containers or tied in bundles not more than four feet long and placed where household trash is regularly picked up.

Residents who miss the two scheduled vacuum collections can still have their leaves collected by placing them in paper yard waste bags or reusable containers for pick up on their regular yard waste collection day.  Leaves placed in plastic bags will not be accepted.

DHS reminds residents that although every effort is made to maintain the posted schedules, weather and equipment issues can affect the timing.

For more information, or to determine if a residence is within the boundaries of the leaf vacuum collection district, call 311, or go to the Department of Transportation’s website.

CATEGORIES: Leaf Collection
POSTED: 8:00:00 AM |

Friday, March 26, 2010

Montgomery County Roadways to Receive Spring Cleaning

Starting Monday, March 22, Montgomery County’s roadways began getting a spring cleaning through the annual street sweeping program that cleans the County’s 5,000 curb miles of roads. 

This joint effort between the Department of Transportation (MCDOT) and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) removes abrasives and other debris left behind after the winter snow season and improves the appearance and safety of County streets.  Based on past results, officials expect the effort will help remove more than 3,000 tons of material that could otherwise be washed into county streams.

The amount of salt and abrasives used during this record-breaking winter means MCDOT’s clean up efforts are even more important.  Removing excess debris and abrasives from road surfaces helps to keep drainage systems clean.  It also helps to reduce pollutants that flow into local streams and, eventually, into the Chesapeake Bay.  Roads that are in areas identified by DEP as sensitive watersheds will be swept first and, if needed, will receive additional sweepings.

Look for brightly colored signs posted in neighborhoods a few days before street sweeping begins.  To improve the quality of service and the effectiveness of the sweeping program, residents are urged to find alternative parking while their streets are cleaned.

Daily updates detailing which areas are scheduled for street sweeping will be provided on County Cable Montgomery (Channel 6) during the morning and afternoon rush hours when the channel provides live coverage of local traffic conditions. Internet users can also find information about the schedule online.

For more information, contact MCDOT’s Customer Service Line at 240-777-6000.

CATEGORIES: Road Repair , Leaf Collection
POSTED: 10:17:00 AM |

Monday, November 30, 2009

Leaf Collection Continues Through Mid-December

The annual collection of leaves by the Division of Highway Services (DHS) in the southern part of the county began on November 9, and will continue through mid-December. DHS makes two collections on every street in the vacuum leaf collection district during the fall.
 
Residents should look for signs posted along the streets announcing the collection dates in their neighborhoods. Green signs indicate the first collection, and red signs indicate the second and final collection.
 
The leaf vacuum collection district is bounded by I-495, I-270, the Rockville City limits, Norbeck, Bel Pre and Bonifant roads, Northwest Branch Park, and the District of Columbia and Prince George's County lines.
 
Leaves should be placed in piles or containers on the grass or behind the curb. Placing leaves in streets or alleys can disrupt traffic and surface drainage, hamper snow removal operations, or pose a fire hazard to automobiles parked over them.
 
For specific leaf vacuuming schedules, visit the Division of Highway Services’s website.
CATEGORIES: Leaf Collection
POSTED: 2:09:00 PM |
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