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Fall & Spring Leaf Collection

Fall Leaf Collection 

In the fall, Concord residents can rake their leaves to the curb (un-bagged) for Concord General Services' Highway and Utilities crews to vacuum up. Crews typically only have time to collect high priority areas once. Only leaves will be picked up and any miscellaneous items (including branches, rocks, and brush) will not be collected. Leaves are brought to several locations for composting after collection.

2016 Fall Leaf Collection
After running for the intended six weeks, Fall Leaf Collection is officially over for the season. Collection started on October 31, 2016 with three separate crews collecting leaves throughout the city. The program was projected to continue through December 9th, weather permitting. A few early winter snow storms impeded collection efforts; however, crews went right back to leaf collection after plowing and treating city streets and sidewalks. However, snow does complicate and slow down the collection process. The vacuums start collecting leaves and snow, and sometimes the leaves become frozen to the ground or in the snow, making collection almost impossible at times. The most recent storms have accumulated snow along city streets that now prohibit the use of vacuum trucks. Despite persistent efforts to continue Fall Leaf Collection, the winter weather appears to have set into the capitol region, requiring crews to change priority to plowing and winter operations. Fortunately, crews were able to pass through practically all of the city’s residential streets once to collect leaves before the weather changed. There are still some locations in the rural areas of the city that crews unfortunately did not have time to reach.
View our Fall Leaf Collection Map to see where crews have collected. We thank the community for their cooperation with this program. 

Drop-Off Leaves
Earth Materials Recycling Center is closed for the season and will not be accepting appointments for leaf drop-offs. The site will re-open in the spring in time for Spring Leaf Collection.

Subscribe to the General Services calendar or Notify Me to receive notifications of future Fall Leaf Collection dates and other important events. 

Spring Leaf Collection


In the spring, Concord residents with curbside trash and recycling collection can place an unlimited amount of leaves and grass clippings to the curb by 7:00 a.m. on their trash collection day in biodegradable yard waste bags or labeled rigid containers for our solid waste contractor to collect. Please do not use plastic bags. Collection will occur for six weeks. Bags and containers containing any unacceptable items will not be collected. Leaves are brought to Earth Materials Recycling Center to be recycled into compost for reuse. 

2016 Spring Leaf Collection
Spring Leaf Collection started on April 25, 2016 and lasted for six weeks through the first week of June 2016. Spring Leaf Collection for the 2016 season has officially ended as of June 4, 2016. Any remaining leaves can be taken to Earth Materials Recycling Center.

Residents with curbside collection have three options for Spring Leaf Collection:
  1. Place leaves in biodegradable paper yard waste bags (available at local stores).
  2. Place leaves in labeled rigid containers (less than 50 pounds). No plastic bags. 
  3. Place leaves in a combination of yard waste bags or labeled rigid containers.

Acceptable Materials:
  • Leaves
  • Grass
  • Hedge trimmings
  • Weeds
  • Fruit Tree Droppings
  • Mulch
  • Garden Plant Waste
  • Pine Needles

Unacceptable Materials:
  • Trash
  • Sand
  • Dirt
  • Rocks
  • Bricks
  • Root Balls
  • Masonry Items
  • Plastic / Metal
  • Wood / Branches
  • Plywood
  • Animal Waste
  • Brush 

Subscribe to the General Services calendar or Notify Me to receive notifications of future Spring Leaf Collection dates and other important events. 

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General Services

311 North State Street 
Concord, NH 03301

Operation Hours:
6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Administration Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Phone: 603-228-2737
Fax:     603-224-6729
Mon, Jan. 9 - Fri, Jan. 20

Mon, May 29 - Sat, Jun. 3

Tue, Jul. 4 - Sat, Jul. 8

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Christmas Tree Collection
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