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Yard Waste
ChipperThe Town collects yard waste Monday through Wednesday (click here for the schedule) except during peak leaf season (Nov. 1-Jan. 31), during inclement weather events such as snowstorms, if equipment is damaged, and on Town holidays. 
  • Do not bag your yard waste.
  • Grass clippings, leaves, pine needles, small limbs, twigs, shrubs, and plant and hedge clippings are collected by Town crews.
  • Please keep limbs, shrubs and hedge clippings in a separate pile from lighter yard waste (grass clippings, leaves and pine needles). Different trucks collect different types of yard waste, and the vacuum truck that collects lighter yard waste can be damaged by sticks. Piles should be placed at the edge of your front yard off the street pavement.
  • Limbs and plant or hedge clippings should be no more than 4 feet in length, no more than 6 inches in diameter, and tied with twine or string in bundles weighing less than 50 pounds. 
  • Yard waste must be free from materials that are not eligible for disposal such as dirt, concrete, rocks, construction debris, rubbish, etc.
  • Yard waste contaminated with non-organic rubbish will be left at the curb for disposal by the resident.
  • The Town will not collect any debris cut by landscape or tree service contractors or other commercial workmen. Citizens must make arrangements for this type of removal.
  • Click here for more information on disposal of large quantities of yard waste.

Leaf collection
Leaves are collected from November 1 through January 31. This service runs continuously, weather permitting, with Town crews going through Town, one subdivision at a time, and then starting again. Leaves must be raked to the edge of your front yard, off the street pavement, for crews to collect. The Town will not collect leaves in plastic or paper bags; please do not bag your yard waste.   

To dispose of yard waste yourself:
Different facilities within Wake County accept yard waste. Fees vary. Click here for more information.