Concord Fall Leaf Collection returns on October 28, 2019 with a slight change again this year. Last year, changes were made to introduce bagged leaf collection to supplement curbside bulk collection. This year, the road crew that collects leaves in the south end will begin alternating their starting location each year to provide a more fair and equal opportunity for participation in our program, just like the crews in the north and east sides do each year. Instead of starting at the Bow town line and working north, the south end crew will start at Blossom Hill Cemetery and work south this year. Our second crew will start on Elm Street in Penacook and work south, while our third crew will start on Manchester Street and work north on the east side of the river. Bulk collection is dependent upon the weather and will continue as possible through December 6th. Due to unpredictable weather conditions and leaf volumes, crews can only come by locations once and will not be able to return to areas already collected. It is not possible to predict when crews will reach certain areas (with the exception of the area near the high school in coordination with Veteran's Day). Residents are encouraged to have leaves ready by the start of collection, but to also be prepared for weather. Snow could possibly suspend collection, so residents should be prepared. Residents are encouraged to participate in the bagged collection program to guarantee collection (especially as the weather changes).
Bagged leaf collection is returning on November 18th and will continue for three weeks through December 6th. Bagged collection provides an alternative method for residents to dispose of leaves, while providing more predictability with a guaranteed weekly collection. Bagged collection is not weather dependent, unlike bulk leaf collection. Leaves must be placed in biodegradable yard waste bags and/or labeled rigid containers such as trash barrels. Leaves must be placed at the curb by 7:00 a.m. each Monday during bagged collection. Leaves will be collected by the City’s trash contractor, Casella, and will be collected separately from trash and recycling. Let us know your thoughts on our program and this year's change by submitting a feedback form on our website.
Find our feedback form, detailed maps, frequently asked questions, and more information at www.concordnh.gov/leafcollection.