Travel Safety Initiatives
We want everyone to travel safely in Chapel Hill. The Police Department and area partners will continue speed enforcement and Watch for Me N.C. initiatives throughout the month of February. These initiatives are an effort to continue to preserve and enhance a safe community in which to travel, whether on two wheels, four wheels, two feet, or other methods.
Watch For Me N.C. is a statewide safety initiative designed to improve relationships on roads between people who drive, people who walk, people who roll and people who bike. People may receive helpful information, warnings, and in some cases, tickets for violations during these initiatives.
The Chapel Hill Police Department is taking additional steps to encourage safety among all travelers of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and throughout the community. You may notice an enhanced police presence along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The Watch For Me N.C. travel-safety initiative scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 27, is being moved from South Columbia Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. You will also notice temporary digital signs along the road to encourage safe-travel behaviors.
Leaf Collection Has Ended
The last loose leaf collection for this season has been completed by Town of Chapel Hill public works crews. If you still have leaves to be collected, place them in yard waste carts or other rigid containers for curbside collection. Yard waste roll carts may be purchased from the Public Works Department (919-969-5100). Crews can collect yard waste and leaves in paper yard waste bags. Please note that yard waste crews cannot collect yard waste in plastic bags.
Loose leaf collection will begin again in mid-October.
An alternative to disposal of leaves and yard waste through the Town collection program is backyard composting. Information on home composting is available at https://composting.ces.ncsu.edu, http://www.orangecountync.gov/departments/solid_waste_management/mulch_and_compost.php or http://carolinacompost.com, or call the N.C. Botanical Garden (919-962-0522), Orange County Agriculture Extension Agents (919-245-2050) or Orange Community Recycling (919-968-2788).
For more information on leaf collection and other Public Works services, call 919-969-5100.