Solid Waste Services Offers Free Biodegradable Bags to Mark 25 Years of Yard Waste Collection

News posted Oct. 30, 2017 - 4:00 pm

November marks the 25th year of operation of the City of Raleigh’s Yard Waste Center. The Yard Waste Center opened in 1992 and serves as the recycling center for yard waste that is collected by City crews as part of the Solid Waste Services Department’s curbside collection program. Items such as grass clippings, shrubbery trimmings, leaves, limbs, logs, brush, pine straw, and hay are recycled into wood chips, mulch, and compost that is available to the general public for purchase.

In recognition of the 25th anniversary, the department is giving away biodegradable yard waste bags. For the month of November, beginning Nov. 2, the first 500 residential customers who come by the Wilders Grove Facility at 630 Beacon Lake Drive in Raleigh between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. will receive five free biodegradable bags. Limit five bags per household. To be eligible, you must be a Solid Waste Service customer and show proof of Raleigh residency.

Biodegradable bags allow for the most efficient yard waste collection while protecting organic materials.

For more information, contact

  • Terri Godwin Hyman, Communications Manager, Solid Waste Services Department, 919-996-6886
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