Yard Debris and Loose Leaf Collection

The Town collects yard debris year-round, by request.

The loose leaf collection service is provided from mid-October through January and does not need to be requested.

Yard debris

Please complete the Yard Debris Form to request service. All requests for pick-up received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday will be scheduled for pickup that week. To ensure service, debris should be placed curbside by Monday evening to be picked up before the end of the week.

Requirement for collection

Place all loose residential yard debris (grass clippings, pulled weeds, and small pruning branches) in one or more plastic totes (less than 20 gallons). Lids are not required but are helpful when there is a lot of rain. Keep containers to 40 pounds or less. 

Larger debris, such as limbs, must be stacked in one large pile. Limbs should not be longer than 5 feet in length and 5 inches in diameter.

Yard waste includes any vegetative material. No dirt, mulch, sod, or rocks will be collected. Do not place yard debris or limbs on a tarp.

Yard debris removal is a residential service. Yard debris left by landscape contractors, tree surgeons, or other paid technicians will not be collected.

Loose leaf

Loose leaves are vacuumed curbside from mid-October through January. Loose leaves are picked up Monday through Friday the same week as your recycling.

Requirements for collection

Place loose leaf and/or pine straw piles at the curb in one large pile by Sunday evening of your regularly scheduled recycling week. Piles must be free of limbs, sticks, rocks, and other debris, and must not be in containers.

Please do not place leaves in the street where they may interfere with traffic or drainage. Do not block sidewalks or fire hydrants. 

Yard debris and loose leaf...what's the difference?

  Loose leaf Yard debris
Description Leaves and pine straw.

No limbs, rocks, trash, etc.
Vegetative material (grass clippings, branches, and other debris).

No dirt, mulch, sod, or rocks.
Collection schedule Automatically collected mid-October through January. No request needed.

Collected the same week as recycling. Leaves should be prepared by Sunday of recycling week.
Collected year-round, by request (complete the yard debris form).

All requests for pick-up received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday will be scheduled for pickup that week.
Preparation Place loose leaf and/or pine straw piles at the curb in one large pile.

Do not place leaves in the street where they may interfere with traffic or drainage. Do not block sidewalks or fire hydrants.

Leaves cannot be in containers or on tarps.
Place all loose residential yard debris (grass clippings, pulled weeds, and small pruning branches) in one or more plastic totes (less than 20 gallons and 40 pounds).

Larger debris, such as limbs, must be stacked in one large pile. Limbs should not be longer than 5 feet in length and 5 inches in diameter.

Do not place on a tarp.

Christmas Tree Collection

The Town collects Christmas trees at no charge through curbside pickup or the drop-off center. Christmas trees will be collected curbside from December 26 through January 12. Lights, tinsel, wire, ornaments, and the stand must be removed. Please also remove any nails.

Trees will be removed as time warrants, so please leave your tree curbside and it will be collected as soon as possible. Trees may also be dropped at our convenience center located at Action Park off Wake Chapel Road during the same time frame.