City Of Raleigh Will Come Get Your Leaves

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The City of Raleigh loose leaf curbside collection for 2013-2014 will begin Nov.13.

Collections will be made citywide once before and after the Christmas holiday. The City’s leaf collection vacuum equipment moves very quickly and requires residents to have their leaves prepared properly and placed curbside prior to the crews working in their area. Leaves put out after the equipment has passed will not be picked up until the next scheduled collection. Leaf piles must be placed curbside no later than 7:00 a.m. on the first day for collection in the zone. Leaf piles should be placed at the curb away from any obstructions such as vehicles, water meters and mail boxes. Area residents are encouraged to begin raking their loose leaves to the curb. Visit the City of Raleigh website to check this year’s schedule of when crews will be in your neighborhood and procedures to follow to prepare your loose leaves properly.

The City of Raleigh offers residents several opportunities to have their loose leaves collected and several ways to obtain collection updates. Residents may get program updates by calling the automated leaf line at 919-996-3720, tuning in to Time Warner cable channel 97.6 or channel 22 and by visiting the City’s website. The City of Raleigh website offers the most detailed information including the collection schedule and in what section residents are located. Information is available on the City of Raleigh website at www.raleighnc.gov, enter leaf update in the search window to access a link to the Leaf Collection page. Raleigh residents may find their collection section by clicking on the services tab at the top of the home page and entering their address under My Raleigh Services in the lower right corner.
Residents receiving loose leaf curbside service also may have their leaves picked up year-round on their scheduled yard waste collection day. Leaves must be placed in clear plastic bags, paper bags, or permanent containers. Permanent containers with lifting handles, such as a plastic or metal garbage can, can be no larger than 35 gallons and weigh no more than 75 pounds. In addition, residents may take their yard waste to the City of Raleigh Yard Waste Recycling Center located at 900 North New Hope Road.

The leaf collection schedule is as follows:

First   Pass    
Nov.   13-15 Zones 6 & 9 Nov.   18-21 Zones 5 & 8 Nov.   22-27 Zones 4 & 7
Dec.   2-7 Zones 3 & 12 Dec. 9-14   Zones 2 & 11 Dec. 16-21   Zones 1 & 10
Second   Pass    
Dec.   30-Jan. 4 Zones 6 & 9 Jan.   6-10 Zones 5 & 8 Jan.   13-17 Zones 4 & 7
Jan. 21-25 Zones   3 & 12 Jan.   27-31 Zones 2 & 11 Feb.   3-7 Zones 1 & 10

 

The leaf collection zones are as follows:

Zone 1 is bounded by Glenwood Avenue to the north, Wade Avenue to the south, I-440 to the east and the city limits to the west;
Zone 2 is bounded by Creedmoor Road to the east, Glenwood Avenue to the south and west and the city limits to the north;
Zone 3 is bounded by Six Forks Road to the east, I-440 to the south, Creedmoor Road to the west and the city limits to the north;
Zone 4 is bounded by I-540 to the north, Falls of Neuse Road to the east, St. Albans Road to the south and Six Forks Road to the west;
Zone 5 is bounded Falls of Neuse Road to the north and west, Capital Boulevard to the east and New Hope Church Road and St. Albans Road to the south;
Zone 6 is bounded by Capital Boulevard to the west, Buffaloe Road to the south and the city limits to the north and east;
Zone 7 is bounded by I-440, St. Albans Drive and New Hope Church Road to the north, Capital Boulevard to the east, Wade Avenue to the south and Glenwood Avenue to the west;
Zone 8 is bounded by Buffaloe Road to the north, the city limits to the east, Poole Road and Edenton Street to the south and Person Street, Wake Forest Road and Capital Boulevard to the west;
Zone 9 is bounded by Poole Road and Edenton Street to the north, the city limits to the ease and south and Person Street and Hammond Road to the west;
Zone 10 is bounded by Western Boulevard to the north, Tryon Road and the city limits to the south, Person Street and Hammond Road to the east and I-40 and Jones Franklin Road to the west;
Zone 11 is bounded by Wade Avenue to the North, Western Boulevard to the south, Person Street and Wake Forest Road to the east and I-40 to the west; and,
Zone 12 is bounded by Glenwood Avenue to the north and east, Wade Avenue to the south and I-440 to the west.

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