Leaf and Holiday Tree Pick-Up Period Extended

Collection Crews Behind 'Due to Extensive Support of Inauguration'

Trees sit in an alley south of Lincoln Park.

Is your Holiday tree still lying outside?

On Tuesday, the DC Department of Public Works (DPW) announced they have extended the 2020-21 vacuum leaf and holiday tree collection period for residents who receive DPW trash and recycling services. Both collections continue through February 19.

“Due to DPW’s extensive support of the presidential inauguration, our collections crews are a little behind,” said a DPW spokesperson. “Extending our collection period gives us an opportunity to effectively complete this service ensuring that all leaves, holiday trees and greenery have been collected in every Ward.”

Leaf collections will still happen twice in each neighborhood. Residents are reminded to rake their leaves, for collection, to the curb or into the tree box at the front of the residence.

For missed leaf collections, residents can call 311 (202-737-4404) or visit 311.dc.gov to open a “Leaf Season Collection” service request.

Don’t want to wait? All District residents can also bring leaves to one of the following locations Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.:

  • Benning Road Transfer Station 3200 Benning Road, NE
  • Fort Totten Transfer Station 4900 Bates Road, NE

For holiday tree and greenery collection, residents are asked to place trees and greenery where your trash is picked up. For missed collections, residents can call 311 and make a “Christmas Tree Removal – Seasonal” service request.

District residents can also drop-off holiday trees and greenery at the following four locations, Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.:

  • Benning Road Transfer Station 3200 Benning Road, NE
  • Fort Totten Transfer Station 4900 John F. McCormack Drive, NE
  • Bryant Street Sweep Shop, 201 Bryant Street NW
  • South Capitol Street Graffiti Shop, 2700 South Capitol Street SE

For more information about leaf and holiday tree collection, visit dpw.dc.gov.