Yard Waste & Loose Leaf Collection

Loose Leaf Truck

Public Works provides yard waste and loose leaf collection to residents year-round.

Yard waste (branches, grass, leaves, shrubbery, trimmings, and weeds) and 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. 

Loose Leaves may be 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.

  1. Collection Guidelines
  2. Acceptable & Unacceptable Items
  3. Find Your Collection day

Collection Guidelines

  • Limbs must not exceed 3 feet long and 4 inches in diameter.
  • Yard waste must be free of all debris.  No dirt, sod, rock, or concrete.  

Yard Waste Placed in 95-Gallon Roll-out Containers:

  • Place container at the street with the lid opening towards the street.
  • Allow 3 - 5 feet of clearance between your container and any other item. 
  • Do not place yard waste cart in drainage ditch, bike lane, street, or on sidewalk. 
  • Filled roll-out containers (other than Town roll-out containers) must not weigh more than 50 pounds.

Yard Waste Placed Curbside in a Pile:

  • Yard waste piles should be long and narrow and placed as close to the curb as possible (within 10 feet).
  • Do not place yard waste in drainage ditch, bike lane, street, or on sidewalk. 

Loose Leaves Placed Curbside in a Pile:

  • Loose leaf piles should be long and narrow and placed as close to the curb as possible (within 10 feet).
  • Do not place loose leaves in drainage ditch, bike lane, street, or on sidewalk. 

The town cannot collect debris cut by a private contractor. This should be disposed of by the contractor.

Thank you for following these tips. It helps us provide better service to you.

Yard Waste Containers

Yard Waste Cart-transYard waste containers may be purchased from Town Hall receptionist at 301 W Main Street or you may print a Yard Waste Container Order Form (PDF) and mail it to Town Hall along with a check or money order:

Carrboro Town Hall                                                                               301 W Main Street                                                                               Carrboro, NC 27510

Public Works will deliver the container to your residence within 2 business days of receipt of payment. Please contact Public Works at 919-918-7425 for current container pricing.

FREE Leaf Compost

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