Griffith Avenue – Autumn Leaves Collection 2023 - UPDATE

Update December 2023

Where to get compostable bags and how to arrange for the collection of filled bags.

Thank you to all those who helped with the AHAA Community Autumn Leaves collection on Griffith Avenue over the past few weeks. Over the period, tonnes of leaves have been collected and bagged by residents and collected for composting by Dublin City Council.

From 1st of December AHAA will no longer distribute DCC compostable bags.  DCC has arranged that the bags will be available to residents at the weekly Community Garda Clinic in the Skylon Hotel on Mondays from 10 to 12 Noon (Community Garda, Laura Kavanagh).

Residents can request filled bag collection via the DCC Citizen Hub at



The All Hallows Area Association, on behalf of the residents of Griffith Avenue, would like to thank all those who helped out with the recent community leaves clearing effort on Griffith Avenue. Thank you to the residents themselves, our neighbours in Charlemont and Beresford and volunteers from nearby roads, and to our local councillors who supported the initiative.  A special Thank You to our volunteer coordinators who helped by distributing the compostable bags, the gloves, HV vests and the equipment to their neighbours.  We thank Joanne O Sullivan and her DCC colleagues who supplied the equipment and compostable bags and Inspector Martin Stewart and the Council workers who promptly collected the bagged leaves and who continue to clear the remaining leaves from our footpaths and the cycleway.  

A big THANK YOU to the young volunteers in our local schools, their parents, teachers, the school caretakers and all in the school communities for their participation in our community effort. The pathways are now cleared and tidy and, most importantly, they are clean and safe for walkers young and old and for all who travel on Griffith Avenue each day.

This year has been the most successful yet since the AHAA community leaf clearing effort started. Residents and volunteers participated all along the Avenue and our 3 schools came out in force. Over 1500 DCC compostable bags were distributed by AHAA, filled with leaves by residents and collected by the Council for composting