Leaf Collection Has Begun
The Town has begun its annual loose leaf collection. Leaf collection will continue through late February. Residents may place loose leaves and pine straw that are free of limbs and debris behind the curb or drainage ditch. Keep leaves out of streets, gutters and ditches to prevent flooding and bike and car accidents. Do not block sidewalks, fire hydrants, mail boxes, storm drains or water meters or interfere with sight distances at intersections. Rake leaves as early in the season as possible.
Another option is to place leaves in paper yard waste bags or yard waste roll carts or other rigid containers for year round curbside collection (on Thursday for residents with Monday garbage service and on Friday for residents with Tuesday garbage service). Crews are unable to collect yard waste in plastic bags. Yard waste roll carts may be purchased for $50 each from the Public Works Department.
Residents may request delivery of leaves for gardens or compost piles by calling the Public Works Department at 919-969-5100. Leaves provide important nutrients to the soil. You can pile them around trees, put them in an out-of-the-way spot on your lot, or compost them with other yard waste and vegetable peelings. Call 919-968-2788 for information on composting and purchasing compost bins.
Call 919-969-5100 or visit www.townofchapelhill.org/leaves for updates on the collection schedule in your neighborhood.