Loose Leaf Collection & Yard Waste

Loose Leaf Collection

Loose Leaf Season will begin again October 22, 2018 and run through March 8, 2019 at which time loose leaves will be vacuumed by City crews.  Throughout the scheduled Loose Leaf Season it is not necessary to bag leaves for them to be collected.  However, outside of the scheduled Loose Leaf Season between March 2018 through October 2018, leaves must be bagged and will be picked up on your normal trash pickup day.  

  • Please place your loose leaves at the curb the day before your scheduled collection or no later than 7 a.m. on the day of collection. 
  • Leaves must be placed at the curb or along the ditch line - not in the ditch - in rows parallel with the street.
  • Do not place leaves on the sidewalk.
  • Leaves mixed with limbs, other yard waste, gum balls, gravel, glass or other solid matter will not be collected.  These items tear up the equipment, thus delaying everyone's collection.
  • Leaves in garbage containers will not be collected.
  • Leaves must not be placed near water meters and fences.  Please place them on the street side of retaining walls.  
  • Leaves often make their way to storm drains.  Check the drains in your neighborhood and help the City keep them clean by unclogging them from leaves and litter to prevent flooding.

During the Loose Leaf Season, there will not be loose leaf collection on any of the following holidays observed by the City:  In 2018, Thanksgiving Holiday Nov 22nd and 23rd, Christmas Holiday December 24th, 25th and 26th; in 2019, New Year's Day - Jan 1st and Martin Luther King Day - Jan 21st.

Use the loose leaf lookup tool below to determine your next loose leaf collection date. 

Loose Leaf Zone Map

Loose Leaf Collection Day

Yard Waste

The City provides yard waste collection once a week on the same day as your garbage pick up.  Please place your yard waste items at the curb the night before your scheduled collection.

Yard waste, limbs and loose leaves (Loose Leaf Season runs October 23, 2017 - March 9, 2018) are now collected by City crews.  There will not be any yard waste, limb or loose leaf collection on any of the following holidays observed by the City:  New Year's Day - Jan 1st, Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday - Jan 15th , Good Friday - Mar 30th, Memorial Day - May 28th, Independence Day - July 4th, Labor Day - Sept 3rd, Thanksgiving Holiday Nov 23rd and 24th, and the Christmas Holiday December 22nd, 25th and 26th. 

In the event of a missed pickup (not due to a holiday or posted delay), please call the Public Works Department at (704) 920-4200 within 24-hours.

To find out your garbage/yard waste pick-up day, click here and enter your address.


  • DO NOT mix yard waste with household waste or other items.
  • Keep in mind that crews WILL NOT COLLECT bags that weigh more than 50 pounds, logs longer than 6-feet in length or larger than 12-inches in circumference, debris from major tree removal or land clearing. Check with local landfills for disposal of these items.
  • Small nail and metal free landscape ties no larger than 6 ft x 6 ft will be collected.
  • Bag or bundle yard waste, including pampas grass, cornstalks and bamboo; place at curbside on regular household collection days.
  • Stack tree limbs, twigs and brush piles no larger than 4 ft x 12 ft x 4 ft  at the curb.  Two piles per address per week of this size can be collected.  Place piles at least 5 feet from vehicles, mailboxes, light poles, guy wires, fences, and other obstructions.
  • Bag garden material. Remember to shake off the dirt. Opaque (dark or white) bags must be left open; clear or transparent bags should be tied closed.
  • Live Christmas tree and wreath pickup will occur on regular yard waste days. Remove all ornaments/lights and place the tree/wreath curbside for pickup.
  • Artificial Christmas trees and wreaths will be collected with bulk waste. Remove all ornaments/lights and place the tree/wreath curbside for pickup.