Yard Waste


Yard waste is collected every other Monday town wide.  Waste must be curbside by 7:00am on the scheduled collection day.  If your yard waste has not been collected by Wednesday of the pickup week, please call 919-556-3506 to report the missed pickup.

Accepted items:
  • Wood mulch and nuggets
  • Leaves
  • Grass and straw 
  • Limbs, twigs, branches, and logs (see specifics below)
  • Hedge clippings
  • Pinecones

Small debris must be placed in 35-gallon barrels (not provided by the Town, but available at most hardware stores) and have a total weight of less than fifty (50) pounds per barrel.  Up to five (5) barrels may be placed curbside per address each service day.


Guidelines for brush (branch/limb/log) piles:
  • Brush piles must be placed curbside, within reach of the grapple truck
  • Residents are allowed one brush pile per scheduled pickup date, not exceeding six (6) feet in height, six (6) feet in depth, and ten (10) feet in length
  • Limbs must be facing the same direction
  • Limbs six (6) inches or less in diameter may be up to six (6) feet in length
  • Limbs larger than six (6) inches in diameter must be two (2) feet in length or less
  • Logs must be cut into one (1) foot sections or smaller



These items are NOT accepted:
  • Bricks, rocks, or concrete 
  • Trash (including construction waste)
  • Stumps or root balls
  • Dirt, clay, or topsoil
  • Landscape timbers or edging
  • Animal waste


Yard waste placed in bags will not be accepted.


The Town contracts with Allen's Tree Service to provide bi-weekly curbside yard waste collection. If you have an issue with your service, call Town Hall at 919-556-3506. This information is also included in our waste collection flyer, that can be printed out for your convenient reference at home.