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Leaf & Grass Collection Programs
Fall Leaf Collection

In the fall, rake leaves un-bagged to the curb for our crews to vacuum them up. Crews will usually only be able to collect leaves once, so be ready by checking our map below to see where crews have already collected to determine where they are headed next. 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.

Collection for Fall 2014 will begin Monday, November 3, 2014 and go through Friday, December 12, 2014, weather permitting. There will be three crews working their way through Concord: the first crew will start at the Bow town line on South Street and worth their way up north, the second crew will start at Blossom Hill Cemetery and work up North State Street into Penacook, and the third crew will begin on Mountain Road and continue south on the east side of the river. 

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

Online Map
View our map to see where crews have already collected fall leaves. It is best to have leaves prepared before the program starts, but be sure to be ready when the crew comes by. View the map to get an idea of when crews are near your area. 

Drop-Off Leaves

The Gelinas Earth Materials Recycling Center, located near Fort Eddy Road, is available to City of 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 during their open season (typically spring through fall). Proof of residency will be 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.

Spring Leaf & Grass Collection


Sign up for Notify Me to receive an email notification of collection dates, or visit our calendar. Concord residents who currently participate in the curbside trash collection program are eligible to participate in the spring yard leaf and grass collection program. Materials are collected on the day of your trash collection and must be placed curbside by 7 a.m. for pick-up.

Residents have two options for spring pick-up:
  • 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 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

    Mon, Nov. 3 - Fri, Dec. 12

    Thu, Nov. 27 - Sat, Nov. 29

    Thu, Dec. 25 - Sat, Dec. 27

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    Fall Leaf Collection
    Rake all leaves to the curb (unbagged) for collection starting November 3, 2014 through December 12, 2014, depending on winter weather. Only leaves will be picked up and they must be off private property. No rocks, branches, or brush. Read on...
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