To view news releases from previous years, choose the year from the All Categories menu and click the Archived News button.

Cary’s Annual Loose Leaf Collection Begins Nov. 4

Post Date:10/30/2019 11:06 AM
  • The Town of Cary will begin collecting loose leaves November 4.
  • Each street in Cary will be visited three times through February 2, 2020.
  • Citizens can find their collection dates on the web at, or with the Cary Collects app for mobile devices. 

Cary, NC – If you’re working in your yard this weekend, get ready to kick (or rake, or blow) your leaves to the curb. The Town of Cary begins its annual loose leaf collection on November 4.

The Town provides three scheduled sweeps per street at no charge during the collection period, which runs through February 2, 2020. Citizens can find out when their street is scheduled by searching for their address at, or by downloading the Cary Collects app from the Apple or Google Play app stores.

Loose leaves should be placed along the curb and out of the roadway on the first scheduled day of each collection period for your area. They should not be placed on or in storm drains, on water meters, sidewalks, sewer clean outs or near mailboxes. Other yard waste or debris such as sticks, grass clippings and rocks are not collected in the program and should be kept out of loose leaf piles.

Leaves in reusable containers or brown paper bags can be set out as part of weekly yard waste collection throughout the year.

Crews may visit an area early in planning for the next route, but will return as scheduled to collect. After the collection periods end, the Town will perform leaf collections by request at no charge February 3-March 31, 2020.

Primary Contacts

Dennis Stanley, Facilities District Coordinator, (919) 462-3873

Bob Holden, Solid Waste Division Manager, (919) 469-4388


Cary Collects
Cary Collects on the App Store
Cary Collects on Google Play
Yard Waste
Return to full list >>