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.
Monday, December 3, 2018
Leaf Collection – Weekly Summary
*Due to forecasted conditions leaf collection will be suspended until further notice beginning Friday, December 7 to allow crews to prepare for and respond to winter storm Diego.*
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.
Under this program, residents may place loose leaves/pine straw, free of limbs and debris, at the back of the curb for collection. Please do not place your leaves in the street where they may interfere with traffic or drainage. In addition, we ask that you not block sidewalks, bike lanes, fire hydrants or cover water meters.
We started our third collection cycle of the leaf season on December 1st. We collected 41 loads of leaves in the first cycle and 226 loads in the second. Thus far we have collected a total of 277 loads of leaves this 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 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 (partial) - 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 area
Section III (partial)- 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 VII - Curtis Road, Elliott Road, Old Oxford Road, Ridgecrest Road, South Lake Shore Drive area. Starting 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
Section I - Homestead Village, Ironwoods area