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.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Leaf collection has been completed for the season and will not be resumed until October 21, 2019.
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 fifth and final leaf collection cycle of the season on March 4th. We collected 41 loads of leaves in the first cycle, 226 loads in the second, 721 loads in the third, 110 loads in the fourth, and 16 loads in the fifth. In total we collected 1,114 loads of leaves for the season. Last season we collected a total of 1,595 loads of leaves in six 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).
Section VII - 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
No collection scheduled. Bulk leaf collection season is completed and will not be resumed until October 21, 2019.
Section I - Homestead Village, Windsor Circle, Ironwoods, Barclay Road, Wesley Drive, Umstead Drive, Greene Street, Longview Street, N. Columbia Street, Church Street, Mitchell Lane, N Graham Street area
Section II - W. Rosemary Street, Cameron Avenue, S. Graham Street, Mallette Street, Wilson Court, Johnson Street, Ransom Street, West University Drive, Westwood Drive, Dogwood Drive, Coolidge Street, Southbridge, Culbreth Park Drive, Cobble Ridge, Southern Village, 100 Oaks, Mallard Court area
Section III - Caswell Road, Granville Road, Burlage Circle, Meadowbrook Drive, Mount Bolus Road, Bolinwood Drive, Mill Race, North Street, Cobb Terrace, Boundary Street, Tenney Circle, Battle Lane, Elizabeth Street, Glendale Drive, Roosevelt Drive, Gimghoul Road, Greenwood Road area
Section IV - Laurel Hill Road, Purefoy Road, Whitehead Circle, Morgan Creek Road, Kings Mill Road, Highland Woods, Finley Forest, Little John Road, Meadowmont area
Section V - Glen Lennox, Burning Tree Drive, 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 area