Cary is currently under a Stay-at-Home order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most public-facing and staffed facilities are closed to the public, including Town Hall. All playgrounds are closed but greenways, parks, and park restrooms remain open at this time. Some services have been canceled or are limited. Learn more.

Loose Leaf Collection

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all loose leaf collection is suspended until further notice. Citizens are asked to bag any loose leaf or yard waste and put out with regular yard waste for the time being. If you have any questions, dial 311 in Cary or (919) 469-4000 outside town limits.

Between November and February each year, the Town collects loose leaves at no charge three times from each street according to the schedule.

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Remember to set leaves out correctly for pickup:

  • Place at curb and out of roadway by 7 a.m. on the first date of your collection periods.
  • Avoid covering sidewalks, storm drains, water meters, fire hydrants and sewer clean-outs.
  • Keep piles at a distance from mail boxes and parked cars.
  • Keep trash, large stones and other debris out of leaf piles.         

Off-Schedule Loose Leaf Collection ($100 fee)

Additional or off-schedule collections between November 4, 2019 and February 2, 2020 can be made by appointment and are subject to a $100 fee per household; submit a request, or call 311 or  (919) 469-4090.

Year-Round Alternatives 

Leaves in reusable containers or brown paper bags may be placed curbside for weekly yard waste collection. Yard waste can also be taken, at no charge, to the Citizen's Convenience Center at 313 N. Dixon Ave. Or, consider adding your leaves to a home compost pile.


Call 311 or (919) 469-4090
Submit a Request