Chapel Hill will begin its annual leaf collection on Monday and continue it through late February. Residents may place loose leaves and pine straw that are free of limbs and debris at the curb. Another option is to place leaves in 30-gallon brown-paper yard-waste bags or yard-waste roll carts or other rigid containers for year-round curbside collection (on Thursdays for residents with Monday garbage service and on Fridays for residents with Tuesday garbage service). Crews cannot collect yard waste in plastic bags because most plastic bags are not compostable and do not comply with yard-waste disposal requirements at the Orange County Landfill. Yard-waste roll carts may be purchased for $43 each from the Public Works Department.
Residents may also request delivery of leaves for gardens or compost piles by calling the Public Works Department at 969-5100.