Concord Fall Leaf Collection
Concord's Fall Leaf Collection has ended for the season.
Bulk Fall Leaf Collection
Bulk leaf collection started on November 1. Three crews started collection in different areas of the city using trackless leaf loaders. This equipment requires participating residents to rake leaves loosely into the street for a one-time collection and to keep leaves in a tight windrow along the curb. Crews work as weather permits and are only able to collect from areas once since there is a limited time for collection before the onset of winter.
The trackless leaf loaders proved to be successful again this year, allowing road crews to efficiently collect leaves throughout the entire city, ahead of any snowstorms this year. View our Fall Leaf Collection Map to see that crews have been able to get to all areas of the city. Zoom in on the map to the color-coded crew routes to view the dates of completed collection.
Bagged Fall Leaf Collection
Bagged leaf collection started on November 22 and continued through December 10. Bagged leaves were collected by the City's trash and recycling vendor, Casella. This was the fourth year for bagged fall leaf collection and it has been a great success! Bagged collection has added more predictability, more opportunity, and an alternative option with three separate guaranteed collections for residents with curbside trash collection.
Alternative methods for leaf disposal include mulching leaves into your lawn, disposing of them in wooded areas on your property, or bringing them to a local accepting farm. Gelinas Excavation & Earth Materials Recycling Center is closed for the season as of December 8, 2021.
Only leaves are collected. Branches, rocks, brush, and miscellaneous items are not collected. Leaves collected are taken to several locations for composting.
Program Questions & Concerns
We realize our bulk leaf collection faces some challenges, including: collecting leaves too early from an area before all the leaves have fallen, having to suspend collection before reaching all residents due to the onset of winter weather, and the uncertainty of when collection will occur due to unpredictable leaf volumes and weather conditions. However, we know bulk collection provides convenience and is an appreciated program. Adding the bagged collection in 2018 added an additional service to address the challenges of bulk collection while providing more predictability and opportunity for residents to participate in leaf collection. Starting in 2019, crews in the south end joined the east side crew and Penacook crew in rotating their starting location each year for bulk collection. Now all three crews alternate where they start collecting leaves each year in order to provide a more fair collection for residents.
2021 Frequently Asked Questions & Answers
Please view our updated FAQs for this season below: