Yard Waste  

Thanksgiving Week Waste Collection Schedule (Nov 21st – 25th)

Residential Trash will be collected 2 days prior to your normal collection day.   

Yard waste, loose leaves, and bulk waste will not be collected Thanksgiving week (November 21st - November 25th).

Public Works provides yard waste collection, twice per month, to single family dwellings and duplexes year-round

Yard waste (branches, grass, leaves, shrubbery, trimmings, and weeds) may be either placed in 95-gallon water-tight roll-out container or raked in a pile curbside for collection. No plastic or paper bags are allowed. 

Large/Oversized Piles: will have a fee assessed to the collection. Please call Public Works for more information.

Please help our community improve travel safety for all, especially cyclists and pedestrians, by putting out your yard waste close to your collection day, and not placing leaves in the street or blocking sidewalks, bike lanes, or storm drains. 

Yard Waste Infographic

  1. Acceptable & Unacceptable Items

Acceptable Items

  • Grass
  • Leaves
  • Plants
  • Pruning
  • Shrubbery
  • Tree trimmings
  • Weeds

Unacceptable Items

  • Concrete
  • Dirt
  • Rock
  • Sod
  1. Collection Guidelines
  1. Find Your Collection Day
  1. Holiday Collection Schedule
  1. Roll-out Waste Carts

Report A Solid Waste Issue

  1. Type of Solid Waste Issue
  2. Type of Missed Waste Collection

    Please leave your container curbside and Public Works will be back to collect your waste.

    If you have submitted this form after 3 pm, your container will be collected on the following day.

  3. Type of Missed Yard Waste
  4. Please make sure your cart is visible and easily accessible.  Public Works will repair your cart within the next 48 hours.    

  5. If your cart is deemed unrepairable and must be replaced; would you prefer to keep your old cart or have Public Works remove it?*
  6. Please provide a valid address

  7. Provide nearby intersection or GPS Coordinates if possible.  

  8. Do you wish to be contacted about this issue?*
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FREE Leaf Compost

FREE leaf compost is available to Carrboro residents. For more information, please visit our Free Leaf Compost web page.