It will last until Dec. 20th.
The beautiful fall foliage we're seeing will soon turn brown and fall off the trees. With that in mind, the City of Frederick says it will begin its annual leaf collection campaign on Monday, October 29th.
The Public Works Department says it will collect leaves in all areas of the city three times before the leaf collection campaign ends on Friday, December 21st.
Residents can begin setting out their leaves in piles along the streets for collection on Sunday, October 28th. They're asked not to rake leaves into large piles in the streets prior to October 28th to avoid overloading the street sweepers. If you must place leaves in the gutter prior to the scheduled collection dates, you're asked to put them in a lower pile to make it easier for the street sweeper to clean the streets. In addition, city officials say, spraying the leaf piles with water will keep them from blowing away on windy days.
The last day to set out leaves is Thursday, December 20th.
Citizens can also bag up their leaves and set them out for the city's regularly scheduled yard waste collection days.
Residents are asked to use off-street parking during this time, if it's available.