WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF YARD DEBRIS?
Yard debris consists of limbs, grass and shrubbery clippings, leaves, and all vegetation from lawns and gardens. Do not set out piles of dirt for collection.
HOW SHOULD YARD DEBRIS BE PLACED ON THE CURB FOR COLLECTION?
Limbs should be cut into 6-foot lengths or shorter and stacked neatly at the curb, away from water meters, fire hydrants, utility poles, and guy wires. Do not mix other debris with limbs.
Hedge, shrubbery cuttings and vines will be collected at no charge provided that such cuttings do not exceed one hundred (100) pounds in weight and are placed in boxes or other containers suitable for handling. Limbs and large cuttings that cannot be bagged or boxed will be collected provided they do not exceed six (6) feet in length, and five (5) inches in diameter. These limbs and large cuttings shall be placed on the front of the lot with the large ends of each limb facing the street. Limbs and cuttings exceeding one and one-half (1½) tons by volume will be assessed a ($75.00) fee per load.
It shall be unlawful to dump, throw, or otherwise discard grass cuttings, leaves, yard rakings, limbs, trash or rubbish into the streets or upon the paved or established sidewalks of the city.
Property or homeowners are responsible for removing tree stumps, tree trunks and all limbs that are greater than five (5) inches in diameter and six (6) feet in length.
All other yard debris must be bagged and placed on the curb, separated from curbside trash, household garbage and recycling materials. Do not put yard debris in your green roll out container.
WHEN IS YARD DEBRIS COLLECTED AND HOW OFTEN?
Once each week on the same day that garbage and recycling materials are collected. Have it on the curb by 7:00 a.m.
ARE THERE EXCEPTIONS AND/OR RESTRICTIONS TO THE COLLECTION SCHEDULE?
YES. Large piles of limbs will be collected by special equipment. This type collection may vary from your weekly schedule.
IS THERE A LIMIT TO THE AMOUNT OF LIMBS THAT ARE COLLECTED EACH WEEK?
Each residence will receive up to one collection of limbs per week. Residential service is designed to assist homeowners in disposing of reasonable amounts of limbs and yard debris weekly
WHAT ABOUT LOOSE LEAF COLLECTION?
Vacuum machines collect loose leaves from mid-October until the end of March only. Residents are asked to have all loose leaves raked to the curb by Monday morning of your collection week to be ensured they are collected by Friday. During this time, you may call (704) 638-5260 about scheduled collection in your neighborhood, or look for a schedule in your monthly billing notice.
Before and after these dates, loose leaves must be bagged or boxed and will be collected on the same day as your garbage/recycling.