Washington, DC

“Dear PoPville,

DPW’s DC Leaf Collection Brochure, sent to all DC residents several months ago, proudly proclaims the dates of leaf collection. My 5 day period for pick up in Ward 6 ended on November 17. Now, 29 days later, the leaves continue to pile up. The Director of DPW proudly says the program is working. I beg to differ. Where are you, DPW? Anyone have a similar/ better story?”

Last week DPW reported:

“Leaf Collection Update: December 13, 2018

While our crews are working hard to service everyone, due to heavy rain and some snow earlier in the season, leaf collections are slightly behind schedule in some parts of the District. Below you will find updates for each ward. Please continue to rake your leaves into your tree box (or at the curb if there is no tree box) according to the original schedule, so that our crews can collect them as soon as possible. We thank you for your understanding and patience.

Ward Schedule Updates:

Ward 1: On schedule. Second pass starting in Section A on Dec. 17.

Ward 2: On schedule. Second pass starting in Section A on Dec. 17.

Ward 3: On schedule. Second pass started in Section A this week.

Ward 4: Finishing up section E, then moving to second pass for Section A.

Ward 5: Finishing up sections D and E, then moving to second pass for section A.

Ward 6: Finishing up sections C, D, and E this week, then moving to second pass for section A.

Ward 7: Finishing up section E, then moving to second pass for Section A.

Ward 8: On schedule. Second pass starting in section A on Dec. 17.

For more information about leaf collection in the District, please visit our web page. There is a link on the page to register to receive alerts about when DPW’s leaf collection crews will be coming to your neighborhood.

DPW also provides an interactive map of leaf collections that can be viewed online. Instructions for using the map are provided on the page.”

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