It's leaf season in the Triangle

From staff reportsNovember 17, 2012 

For details on collection of leaves in your neighborhood, consult your local government public works department. Here’s how to reach some of them:

Apex

The town uses vacuum trucks to collect leaves and grass clippings from the curb year-round, but from now through January, yard-waste collection crews may not maintain the usual weekly schedule, so expect some delays. Separate your leaves from other yard waste, such as limbs, and do not bag them. For more information, go to www.apexnc.org.

Cary

The town collects loose leaves once a month from each street during the months of November, December and January. To ensure collection, place loose leaves curbside by 7 a.m. on the first scheduled day of collection for your area. For more information and a schedule, go to www.townofcary.org and search for “leaf collection.”

Carrboro

Collection is every 2 to 3 weeks, depending on weather and workload, through late February. Questions, call the landscaping and grounds supervisor at 919-918-7431 or email grounds@townofcarrboro.org. For information: www.ci.carrboro.nc.us/pw/leaf.htm

Chapel Hill

Leaf collection crews make three passes through town between mid-October and mid-February. The town posts the latest schedule and other information at www.townofchapelhill.org. For weekly curbside collection, you may still place loose leaves in a yard waste roll cart or other rigid container, or in 30-gallon brown paper bags available at most hardware stores. The town does not collect leaves in plastic bags.

Clayton

Between now and March 1, the town collects loose leaves curbside the next business day following your regularly scheduled garbage service day. During the peak of the collection season a weekly pickup may not be possible because of volume.

Durham

Yard waste collection is an optional fee-based program. For a $60 fee, residents are enrolled into the yard waste program from July 1 to June 30.

Fuquay-Varina

Loose leaf collection runs through mid-February. Do not bag leaves. Place them at the curb by late Sunday evening of the week of your service. For a schedule or more information, go to www.fuquay-varina.org and search for “leaf collection,” or call 753-1027.

Garner

From now through Feb. 28, the town will collect loose leaves biweekly, following the recycling schedule for your area. For information, go to www.garnernc.gov and search for “loose leaf collection,” or call the public works department at 772-7600.

Holly Springs

Leaves are collected continuously through Jan. 31. Town crews work one subdivision at a time, and then start again. The town will not collect leaves in plastic or paper bags. For information, go to www.hollyspringsnc.us and search “leaf collection.”

Knightdale

The public works department collects leaves through Jan. 25. For more information and a schedule, go to www.knightdalenc.gov and search for “leaf collection.”

Raleigh

The city’s curbside loose leaf collection began Tuesday and will make three passes through the city before Feb. 28. For the latest schedule, go to www.raleighnc.gov and type “leaf” in the search box, or call the Leaf Line at 996-3720 for daily updates.

Wake Forest

The town collects leaves weekly between Oct. 1 and mid-March, though the schedule is often affected by leaf volume and weather. Residents can track the progress of leaf collection crews by calling the Leaf Collection Hotline at 919-435-9582. For information, go to www.wakeforestnc.gov and search for “leaf collection.”

Zebulon

During “leaf season” residents can rake loose leaves to the curb for bi-weekly collection. Leaf collection follows the same calendar and routes as the yard waste collection. Separate leaf piles from all other yard waste. Go to www.townofzebulon.org and search “Yardwaste/leaves.”

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