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Fall & Spring Leaf Collection

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 is scheduled to begin on April 25, 2016, depending on the weather conditions. Collection will occur for six weeks through the first week of June 2016. 

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

Drop-Off Leaves
Concord residents can dispose of their leaves for free at Earth Materials Recycling Center, located near Fort Eddy Road, during their operation hours if the load is smaller than a non-commercial pick-up truck. Brush, branches, and limbs can be dropped off separately for a nominal fee. Proof of residency is required. Loads must be 100% free of any unacceptable materials. Residents may be required to empty contents of bags when disposing of yard waste. Any unacceptable materials found must be retrieved by person(s) dumping. Gelinas Excavation reserves the right to reject any load. Illegal dumping will be subject to fines and penalties. 

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

Fall Leaf Collection

In the fall, Concord residents can rake their leaves to the curb (un-bagged) for our Highway and Utilities crews to vacuum them 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.

2015 Fall Leaf Collection Complete
Concord General Services has finished Fall Leaf Collection for the season. Crews have collected 942 loads of leaves (1,273 tons) this year, compared to 1,505 loads (2,529 tons) last year. Tonnage is down this season due to the dry weather. Tonnage and loads for 2014 Fall Leaf Collection were above normal due to the heavy snow and ice. This year’s numbers compare well with the average number of loads and leaf tonnage. 
View our Fall Leaf Collection Map to see where crews have collected leaves for 2015 Fall Leaf Collection. 

Drop-Off Leaves
Gelinas Earth Materials Recycling Center is no longer accepting leaves for the season since they are now closed until the spring, but residents can bring any remaining leaves to Dirt Doctors

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

Contact Us
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, Apr. 25 - Sat, Jun. 4

Mon, May 30 - Sat, Jun. 4

Mon, Jul. 4 - Sat, Jul. 9

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