What is the fall leaf removal process?

The DPW crews will be out daily during the Fall for leaf removal; but due to weather, emergencies and breakdowns it is sometimes impossible to meet that goal. 

DPW crews can serve you better if leaves are placed in long narrow rows at the curb.   Please keep limbs, branches and rocks out of leaf piles as these items can damage the leaf machine.  Leaves can also be placed in paper yard waste bags for pickup. Leaves can also be self-hauled to the compost pile located behind the horse arena at Bogue Flats. We also ask that you DO NOT place any animal waste in leaf piles; these piles will not be picked up.  Under the Refuse Ordinance the burning of brush and leaves is prohibited.

Loose leaf pickup ends the first Monday in December each year.


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1. When does the DPW pick up brush?
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