Loose Leaf Collection & Yard Waste

Loose Leaf Collection

Loose Leaf Season begins October 23, 2017 and ends March 9, 2018. During Loose Leaf Season it is not necessary to bag leaves for them to be collected; however, outside of Loose Leaf Season (March 10, 2018 - October 22, 2018) leaves must be bagged and will be picked up on your normal trash pickup day.

Loose leaf collection will be delayed for all holidays observed by City offices.

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.

Yard waste collection will be delayed one day for all holidays observed by City offices.  

November 23-24
December 22-25

January 1
January 15
March 30
May 28
July 4
September 3
November 22-23
December 24-26

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.


  • Bag or bundle yard waste, including pampas grass, cornstalks and bamboo; place at curbside on regular household collection days.
  • Piles of nail/metal free wood such as fence posts, landscape timbers or lumber larger than 6ft. x 6ft. will not be collected.
  • Tree limbs must be stacked loosely with cut ends toward street.
  • 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.
  • Keep brush piles no larger than 3ft. x 8ft. x 3ft. One pile per address per week of this size can be collected.
  • DO NOT mix yard waste with household waste or other items.
  • Keep in mind that crews cannot pick up wood containing nails or metal, bags that weigh more than 50 pounds, logs, firewood, debris from major tree removal or land clearing or construction and demolition waste (i.e. windows, flooring, drywall, plywood). Check with local landfills for disposal of these items.
  • Live Christmas tree and wreath pickup will occur on regular yard waste days. Remove all ornaments and lights and place the tree/wreath curbside for pickup.
  • Artificial Christmas trees and wreaths will be collected with bulk waste. Remove all ornaments and lights and place the tree/wreath curbside for pickup.