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Cary’s Annual Loose Leaf Collection Begins November 2

Post Date:10/30/2020 12:00 PM
  • The Town of Cary will begin collecting loose leaves November 2; each street in Cary will be visited three times through February 2, 2021.
  • In lieu of a mailed map and schedule this year, personalized schedules will be available at, and through the Cary Collects mobile app.
  • To ensure collection and prevent issues, loose leaves should be placed along the curb and out of the roadway on the first scheduled day of each collection period.

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 2. The Town provides three scheduled sweeps per street at no charge during the collection period, which runs through January 31, 2021.

Additionally, though the trees have begun changing color, Cary is keeping things green this year by going digital with the 2020 leaf collection map & schedule; instead of a mailed map and schedule, citizens can search their addresses and find leaf collection dates in the Cary Collects app, available in the Google and Apple app stores, or In addition, users can set reminders and notifications for their weekly waste collection day, helping to avoid missed pickups. Once set, the alerts will also automatically include leaf collection dates.

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 according to regular yard waste guidelines.

Crews may visit an area early in planning for the next route, and will return as scheduled to collect. After the collection periods, the Town will perform leaf collections by request at no charge from February 1 to March 31, 2021.


Primary Contacts

If you have specific questions about Town services or operations, dial 311 anywhere in Cary, (919) 469-4000 outside town limits, or email


Town of Cary Loose Leaf Collection

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