Loose Leaves

Carrboro provides loose leaf collection, twice per month, to single family dwellings and duplexes year-round

Loose leaves may be either placed in 95-gallon water-tight roll-out container or raked in a pile curbside for collection. No plastic or paper bags are allowed. 

Large/Oversized Piles: will have a fee assessed to the collection. Please call Public Works for more information.

Please help our community improve travel safety for all, especially cyclists and pedestrians, by putting out your yard waste close to your collection day, and not placing leaves in the street or blocking sidewalks, bike lanes, or storm drains. 

Yard Waste Infographic

Acceptable Items

  • Grass
  • Leaves
  • Plants

Unacceptable Items

  • Concrete
  • Dirt
  • Rock
  • Sod

Report A Solid Waste Issue

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  2. Type of Cart
  3. Type of Missed Waste Collection

    Please leave your container curbside and Public Works will be back to collect your waste.

    If you have submitted this form after 3 pm, your container will be collected on the following day.

  4. Type of Missed Yard Waste
  5. Please make sure your cart is visible and easily accessible.  Public Works will repair your cart within the next 48 hours.    

  6. If your cart is deemed unrepairable and must be replaced; would you prefer to keep your old cart or have Public Works remove it?*
  7. Please provide a valid address

  8. Provide nearby intersection or GPS Coordinates if possible.  

  9. Do you wish to be contacted about this issue?*
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FREE Leaf Compost

FREE leaf compost is available to Carrboro residents. For more information, please visit our Free Leaf Compost web page.