Here's how area jurisdictions deal with their collected leaves: Alexandria
Leaves are stored temporarily in the city's maintenance property yard at 5301 Eisenhower Ave. and on a lot on Clairmont Drive. Eventually they are hauled to the Lorton landfill or used as mulch in city parks. Citizens can call the city sanitation department or talk with leaf collection crews in their area to arrange delivery of free leaf mulch. But they must order at least a truckload. Arlington
Leaves are dumped on the property yard behind the Shirlington Shopping Center and near 26th Street and Yorktown Boulevard. At the Yorktown Boulevard-26th Street location, citizens can help themselves to leaf mulch. Next spring, the remainder of the leaves will be sold to citizens for $30 to $40 per truck load for garden or lawn mulch. District of Columbia
Leaves are temporarily stored on lots near Chesapeake Street and Nebraska Avenue NW and the Fort Totten Metro station, which are off limits to the public. After temporary storage, the leaves are dumped at the Lorton landfill. City officials are currently trying to arrange a site where citizens may go to get free leaf mulch. Fairfax
Leaves are taken to the parks and finely ground. Park employes use some to mulch plants. The rest are dumped at the county's I-66 landfill, three miles west of Fairfax City. That mulch is free for the taking.. Montgomery
Next spring, the county will pay a landscaping contractor to take the leaves now being stored at three temporary sites around the county and deposit them on farmland he leases. Prince George's
Leaves are dumped at the county's Brown Station Road landfill. Citizens can arrange to have leaves hauled to their homes by calling leaf-collecting crews at: 390-6710 for the northern section of the county, 350-3000 central section, and 372-8446 for the southern section.