Weekly Collection Schedule

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From mid-October through mid-February, the Town of Chapel Hill will collect and haul away leaves placed behind the curb in piles in front of residences within Town limits. Please call 919-969-5100 for assistance.

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Thursday, February 27, 2020 - Season Completed

Leaf Collection – Weekly Summary

Listed below is leaf collection information on where we are currently working, next week’s projections and those areas collected last week. This page is updated the first workday of each week. As always, weather conditions and major equipment problems may influence our schedule.

Residents are encouraged to monitor our website and hold off on placing loose leaves back of the curb until no more than two weeks prior to the anticipated arrival of the collection crews in your neighborhood. 

Under this program, residents may place loose leaves/pine straw, free of limbs and debris, at the back of the curb for collection. Please place loose leaves behind the curb, not in the street.  Please avoid blocking travel and bike lanes, sidewalks, fire hydrants, mailboxes, storm drains, water meters, and interfering with sight distances at intersections.  

We completed our seventh and final cycle on February 26th. We collected 115 loads of leaves in the first collection cycle, 88 loads in the second, 54 loads in the third, 451 loads in the fourth, 264 loads in the fifth, 63 loads in the sixth, and 30 loads in the seventh. This season we collected a total of 1,065 loads of leaves. Last season we collected a total of 1,114 loads of leaves in five collection cycles

For weekly curbside collection you may still place your loose leaves in a yard waste roll cart or other rigid container. Yard waste roll carts may be purchased from the Town's Public Works Department. Leaves may also be placed in 30 gallon, 50 pound weight limit, brown paper bags that are available at most hardware stores. We cannot collect leaves in plastic bags.

An alternative to disposal of leaves and yard waste through Town collection programs is backyard composting. Residents may obtain information on home composting by calling the N.C. Botanical Gardens (962-0522), the Agriculture Extension Agent (968-4501), or Orange Community Recycling (968-2788).

This Week

No collection scheduled - season completed. Loose leaf collection will resume on October 19, 2020.

Next Week 

No collection scheduled - season completed. Loose leaf collection will resume on October 19, 2020.
Last Week

Section V - Glen Lennox, Ridgefield Road, Willow Drive, Long Leaf Drive, Churchill Drive, Pinehurst Drive, Nottingham Drive, Lancaster Drive area

Section VI - Fountain Ridge Road, Colony Woods Drive, Cricket Ground, White Oak Drive, Legion Road, Clover Drive, Standish Drive, Windhover Drive, Englewood Drive, Silver Creek Trail, Chesley Lane, Sweeten Creek Road area

Section VII - Huntington Drive, Curtis Road, Elliott Road, Old Oxford Road, Ridgecrest Road, South Lake Shore Drive, North Lake Shore Drive, Kensington Drive, Brookview Drive, Shady Lawn Road, Honeysuckle Road, Booker Creek Road, Foxwood Drive area

Section VIII - Cedar Fork Trail, Forbush Mountain Drive, Collinson Drive, Old Forest Creek Drive, Cedar Hills Circle, Timberlyne Road, North Forest Hills, Windsor Park, Parkside, Northwoods area

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