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Leaf & Grass Collection Programs
Spring Leaf Collection


Spring Leaf Collection is currently scheduled to begin April 20, 2015, weather permitting. Sign up for Notify Me or visit our calendar to receive an email notification of confirmed collection dates. Concord residents who currently participate in the curbside trash collection program, can participate in the City of Concord Spring Leaf Collection. Unlimited amounts of leaves and grass clippings can be placed curbside on your trash collection day. Leaves must be placed curbside by 7:00 a.m. on your collection day, by your trash and recycling.

Residents with curbside trash collection have two options:
  • Place leaves and grass curbside in a biodegradable paper yard waste bag. Bags are available at local stores.
  • Place leaves and grass curbside in a separate labeled rigid container. No plastic bags. Must weigh less than 50 pounds.

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

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

    Drop-Off Leaves
    For those who do not have curbside trash and recycling collection, or for those who wish to take care of their own leaves, may bring their leaves to Gelinas Earth Materials Recycling Center, located near Fort Eddy Road (currently closed for the season). They are available for Concord residents or commercial establishments to drop-off leaves and grass clippings. 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. Any unacceptable materials dumped will be retrieved by person(s) dumping. Gelinas Excavation reserves the right to reject any load. Illegal dumping will be subject to fines and penalties. Residents may be required to empty contents of bags when disposing of yard waste. 

    Fall Leaf Collection

    2014 Fall Leaf Collection
    Fall Leaf Collection for the City of Concord is completed for the season. Highway and Utilities crews picked up a total of 1,505 loads (2,529 tons) of leaves this year, compared to last year’s 966 loads (1,516 tons)! Collection continued as weather permitted and allowed for an extended amount of time for crews to work. View our map to see all of the areas collected. 

    In the fall, rake leaves un-bagged to the curb for our crews to vacuum them up. Crews typically only have time to collect high priority areas once. Please remember that only leaves will be picked up and any miscellaneous items (including branches, rocks, and brush) must be removed from leaves. Leaves are brought to several locations for composting after collection.

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

    Contact Us
    Adam Clark
    Solid Waste Manager

    311 North State Street
    Concord, NH 03301

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

    Phone: 603-228-2737
    Fax:     603-224-6729

    Mon, Mar. 16 - Sat, Apr. 25

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