Yard Waste

Yard waste collection schedule

Excessive amounts of yard waste, inclement weather, damaged equipment and town holidays can delay yard waste collection. 

Yard Waste

Collection tips

  • Do not bag your yard waste.
  • Keep different types of yard waste separate. Different trucks collect different types of yard waste. The vacuum truck that collects lighter yard waste can be damaged by sticks.
  • Piles of yard waste should be placed at the edge of your front yard off the street pavement.
  • Yard waste contaminated with non-organic rubbish will be left at the curb for disposal by the resident.

How to dispose of...

Grass clippings Place at edge of front yard, off street pavement. Do not bag.
Leaves, pine needles Rake to the edge of your front yard, off the street pavement. Do not bag. From November 1-January 31, leaf collection runs continuously, weather permitting, with Town crews going through Town, one subdivision at a time, and then starting again.
Small limbs, plant or hedge clippings
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.
Dead plants/shrubs Remove excess dirt and place at edge of front yard, off street pavement.
Dirt, concrete, rocks, construction debris, etc.
Not collected.
Large quantities of yard waste This applies to loads exceeding 2½ cubic yards, about the size of load a pickup truck can carry, or exceeding 50 lbs. Click here for more information about collection of large quantities of yard waste and debris for an additional fee.
Debris cut by landscape or tree service contractors or commercial workmen Not collected.
Christmas trees Strip the tree of all decorations and other objects, including tinsel and nails, before leaving it at the curb. The trees are chipped for mulch. Trees with objects on them must be left behind since they could damage the chipping machine.

To dispose of yard waste yourself:

Different facilities within Wake County accept yard waste. Fees vary. Click here for more information.