Seasonal Loose Leaf Collection Information
Crews currently working in Zones 3 & 12
Collection in Zones 4 & 7 Begins Dec. 1
- Rake leaves to the back of the curb and not into the roadway.
- It's also a good idea to keep leaf piles off of the sidewalk.
- Share the road! Others need space along the road too.
- Don't block hydrants. Firefighters need unrestricted access.
- Crews are not equipped to remove limbs and other yard waste.
Loose Leaf Collection in residential neighborhoods is now underway. Crews plan to make one pass through each residential neighborhood prior to Christmas and a second pass after January 1. Please see the schedule below to determine when crews are scheduled to visit your neighborhood.
Schedule updates are also available on the Leaf Line at 919-996-3720 (available 24/7) and on Raleigh Television Network.
Please wait until just prior to the next scheduled pass through your neighborhood to rake your leaves to the back of the curb.
The Loose Leaf Vacuum Collection is a residential service. If you are unsure if this service is available to you, please call the Transportation Field Services Division at 919-996-6446 to inquire.
Please have your loose leaves properly prepared before the vacuum crews are in your area. Residents who do not have their loose leaves prepared in time for the vacuum crews must utilize other options such as bagging, mulching or composting.
Unsure of Your Leaf Collection Zone or Yard Waste Day?
If you are unsure of your leaf collection zone or scheduled yard waste day, you can find it by entering your address below
Leaf Collection Schedule
Schedule subject to change based on weather conditions and the amount of leaves to be collected.
Keep Leaves out of the Street and off of Sidewalks
Loose leaf piles should be placed behind the curb or edge of pavement without blocking the sidewalk. Do not rake or blow leaves into the street as they present a safety hazard and a flooding concern when leaves are washed into storm drains.
Please see the slide show at the top of the page for examples of what to do and what not to do when preparing your leaves for collection.
Please separate tree trimmings, shrubs, and other types of yard debris from your loose leaves. These items can damage our vacuum equipment and create a safety hazard for our crews. Yard waste and bagged leaves will continue to be collected on your scheduled yard waste collection day.
Please keep leaf piles away from obstructions such as parked vehicles, fire hydrants, mailboxes, fencing, designer landscaping, water meters, utility poles and guy wires. Our crews need room to work and do not want to damage our equipment or your property while collecting loose leaves.
Please help us be environmentally responsible by keeping leaf piles out of the streets and storm drains or by using one of these other alternatives.
The City of Raleigh would like to encourage residents to utilize eco-friendly options such as mulching or backyard composting whenever possible. Visit Backyard Composting for more information.
Citizens who receive the loose leaf collection service can also have their leaves picked up weekly, year-round on their scheduled collection day. Leaves must be placed in either clear plastic bags, bio-degradable paper bags or a solid container. Visit Yard Waste Preparation for more information.
Didn't Get Your Leaves to the Curb in Time?
Leaf piles should be prepared by 7 a.m. the first day that crews are scheduled to be in your area.
Citizens who receive loose leaf curbside service can have their leaves picked up year-round on their scheduled yard waste collection day. Leaves must be placed in clear plastic bags, paper bags, or permanent containers. View Yard Waste Preparation for more information on preparing yard waste for collection.
Description and Map of Leaf Collection Zones
Zone "1" is bounded by Glenwood Avenue to the north, Wade Avenue to the south, I-440 to the east and the city limits to the west.
Zone "2" is bounded by Creedmoor Road to the east, Glenwood Avenue to the south and west and the city limits to the north.
Zone "3" is bounded by Six Forks Road to the east, I-440 to the south, Creedmoor Road to the west and the city limits to the north.
Zone "4" is bounded by I-540 to the north, Falls of Neuse Road to the east, St. Albans Road to the south and Six Forks Road to the west.
Zone "5" is bounded Falls of Neuse Road to the north and west, Capital Boulevard to the east and New Hope Church Road and St. Albans Road to the south.
Zone "6" is bounded by Capital Boulevard to the west, Buffaloe Road to the south and the city limits to the north and east.
Zone "7" is bounded by I-440, St. Albans Drive and New Hope Church Road to the north, Capital Boulevard to the east, Wade Avenue to the south and Glenwood Avenue to the west.
Zone "8" is bounded by Buffaloe Road to the north, the city limits to the east, Poole Road and Edenton Street to the south and Person Street, Wake Forest Road and Capital Boulevard to the west.
Zone "9" is bounded by Poole Road and Edenton Street to the north, the city limits to the ease and south and Person Street and Hammond Road to the west.
Zone "10" is bounded by Western Boulevard to the north, Tryon Road and the city limits to the south, Person Street and Hammond Road to the east and I-40 and Jones Franklin Road to the west.
Zone "11" is bounded by Wade Avenue to the North, Western Boulevard to the south, Person Street and Wake Forest Road to the east and I-40 to the west.
Zone "12" is bounded by Glenwood Avenue to the north and east, Wade Avenue to the south and I-440 to the west.Download Full Map