Yard Waste


  • Vegetative matter resulting from landscaping maintenance performed by homeowner only, including but not limited to leaves, twigs, grass, limbs, hedge clippings, hay/pine straw, pine cones, and logs.


  • Placement into clear plastic bags or 35 gallon trash containers.

  • Limbs and brush larger than one inch but smaller than six inches in diameter must be no longer than six feet.

  • Limbs and logs larger than six inches in diameter must not exceed two feet.

  • Logs must not exceed 10 inches in diameter.


  • Piles are not to exceed four cubic yards per week.

  • Trash cans and bags are not to exceed 10 total per week and not exceed 50 pounds each. 

  • Logs are not to exceed 75 pounds per week. 

  • Yard waste must be free of trash and other refuse.


  • Any yard waste pruned or cut by a contractor will be the sole responsibility of the contractor to remove from the property.

Items that cannot be collected

  • Building materials

  • landscape materials

  • plant pots

  • plastic trays

  • mulch bags

  • dirt

  • rocks

Leaf Collection
Leaves are picked up loose at the curb each year from Oct. 1 through March 15. Leaves should be placed next to and behind the curb, not in the street, so they do not interfere with traffic or drainage. From March 16  through Sept. 31, grass clippings, loose leaves, pine straw, etc. must be either bagged or in a container. Leaf piles and bags "must" be free of limbs, trash and debris. 

For daily updates on leaf collection contact the leaf collection hotline at 919-435-9582.

Point of Service

  • All items must be placed next to and behind the curb by 7 am on the day of pickup.

  • Pickups will be from occupied residences only - not from vacant lots or unoccupied properties.

Mulch & Wood Chips

  • To request the delivery of leaf mulch or wood chips, contact Chad Hildebrandt at 919-435-9575.

  • Each delivery is approximately 20 cubic yards.

  • Leaf mulch is available from October through March.

  • Please understand the wood chips are not like the chips you would purchase in a home improvement store. The size, color, and type of wood chips is a mixture and are available year-round.

Days of Service 

Dos and Don'ts

  • DO - Place all brush in a single location by 7 am on day of pickup.

  • DO - Have it clean of trash.

  • DO - Have contractor remove his/her own waste.

  • DO - Have it separate from trash pickup.

  • DO - Use clear bags or marked containers

  • DO - Place next to and behind curb of residence.

  • DO - Place in areas where the town's collection equipment can access without damaging property, including mailboxes, water meters, etc.

  • DON'T - Place next to house, carport, or inside of a fence.

  • DON'T - Place next to trash or recycle bins.

  • DON'T - Use black or unmarked cans.

  • DON'T - Mix with other refuse.

  • DON'T - Place on vacant lots or unoccupied property.

  • DON'T - Place in the street where they may interfere with traffic or drainage.

  • DON'T - Place on top of water meters, flower beds, and other items that may be damaged by the town's collection equipment

For more information, contact Chad Hildebrandt at 919-435-9575.