The city is picking up storm debris from residential curbs for free, but not for much longer.
The deadline for scheduling a free collection of “large storm debris” is Friday, March 13. Residents can call 919-996-6884 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the list.
The city is offering the service because last month’s storm left some people with large, unwieldy tree limbs and other yard waste.
People who schedule the collection will have to get their debris to the curb.
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“But they don’t have to trim it or bundle it according to our normal specifications,” said Bianca Howard, community education specialist for the solid waste department.
“You need to prepare it in such a way that you can get it to the curb. We can’t take stumps, so don’t get out your stump grinder. Anything else, we can pretty much take.”
The city also is accepting storm debris directly, free of charge, at the City of Raleigh Yard Waste Center at 900 N. New Hope Road. The center is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday; however, the fees are waived only until Friday.
After Friday, the rules for preparing yard waste return to normal.