Leaf Collection

Post date: Nov 9, 2012 6:49:17 PM

COMPLETED FOR 2017 & 2018

The 2017/2018 annual Leaf collection is upon us! Residents can place leaf piles by the street for pick-up before the scheduled start date for their zone. Putting leaves out on the last scheduled day of leaf collection for their zone will likely not result in them being picked-up. The city will continue to pick-up bagged leaves curb side during regular waste collection. Many residents like to use the leaf mulch so it would be recommended to ask neighbors if they would like your bagged leaves before letting the city take them.

The zones can be viewed at http://www.raleighnc.gov/content/PublicWorks/Documents/TransFieldSvcs/LeafMap.PDF. A large majority of the Mordecai Community falls into zones 8 and 11. More information on the leaf collection can be found at http://www.raleighnc.gov/services/content/PublicWorks/Articles/AnnualLeafCollection.html.

If possible, please try and park vehicles off of the street on the week leaf collection happens in your zone. It helps with the collection and will ensure no damage is done to your vehicle!

If you do not know your zone for city services simply enter your address at the form located at http://www.raleighnc.gov/services. If you would like to know more about getting your city services schedule please let me know.

Zone 11 is highlighted in yellow. Leaf Collection is complete

Zone 8 is highlighted in blue. Leaf Collection is complete

To ensure leaf collection is efficient and safe please note the following:

    • Please separate tree trimmings, shrubs, and other types of yard debris from your loose leaves. These items can damage the vacuum equipment and create a safety hazard for our crews. Yard waste and bagged leaves will continue to be collected on your 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. Crews need room to work and do not want to damage our equipment or your property while collecting loose leaves.
    • We ask that residents not park on the street during the collection period. This will facilitate more efficient leaf collection and protect any damage from occurring to vehicles during collection.