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Mayor Bowser and Department of Public Works to Kick Off Leaf Collection Season

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

(Washington, DC) – On Thursday, October 19 at 11:30 am, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the DC Department of Public Works will kick off the 2023-2024 Leaf collection season. Leaf collection will begin on October 30 and continue through January 20. Officials will also discuss how residents can compost pumpkins, holiday gourds, and other food waste at local food waste collections sites and what residents should expect as the DC Snow Team prepares for its Snow Dry Run on Friday, October 27.

A team of leaf collection season employees will demonstrate new leaf collection equipment that will make the collection process faster, including a new bucket truck and a leaf vacuum. 
Thursday, October 19 at 11:30 am
Mayor Muriel Bowser 
Timothy Spriggs, Director of the DC Department of Public Works
Members and Volunteers of the DPW Leaf Collection Team 
Circular Park at 8th Street and North Carolina Avenue SE  
*Closest Metro Station: Eastern Market Metro Station*  
*Closest Bikeshare Station: Eastern Market, 7th & North Carolina Ave SE* 

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to [email protected].  
The DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment will provide a live feed of this event. To view event online visit, tune in on Channel 16 (DCN) or any of the social media platforms below.  

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