Leaf Collection

Leaf Collection has ended for winter 2023.  Check back here in the fall for next year's leaf collection information.

Leaf Collection Time 

Fall is here and city-wide leaf collection began Monday November 14th. Raleigh is divided into 12 zones for this service and crews will start collecting in Zone 4 and continue through the other zones as weather allows.

The Mordecai Community is spread across two leaf collection zones numbered 8 and 11 with expected collection to start in Zone 8 on December 5th and Zone 11 on December 16th.

The city website can be found at https://raleighnc.gov/leaf

Please separate tree trimmings, shrubs, and other types of yard debris from your loose leaves. These items can damage vacuum equipment and create a safety hazard for crews. Yard waste and bagged leaves will continue to be collected on scheduled yard waste collection day. Leaves need to be raked to the curb and not into the street. Raking leaves into the street creates a safety hazard and can result in flooding when leaves are washed into the storm water system.

Please keep leaf piles away from obstructions such as parked vehicles, fire hydrants, mailboxes, fencing, designer landscaping, water meters, utility poles and guy wires. Our crews need room to work and do not want to damage our equipment or your property while collecting loose leaves.

ZONE 8 begins December 5: Those living east of Wake Forest Rd including the East Mordecai, Oakdale and Oakwood neighborhoods.

ZONE 11 begins December 16: Those living west of Wake Forest Rd including the Mordecai, Pilot Mill and Capital Park neighborhood.