Rainy Weather Slowing the Collection of Leaves
Raleigh experienced the second-wettest year on record in 2018. The Capital City had almost 60 inches of precipitation. A particularly wet Fall produced significant delays in the loose leaf collection program.
Currently, the City is behind on collecting leaves. Wet leaves mean crews are not able to cover the same amount of ground as they would during a normal year.
The City is updating its collection schedule and is working diligently to gather remaining leaves. Municipal crews hope to complete the first pass and begin the second pass on Wednesday, Jan. 16. (weather permitting).
The second collection pass will begin with Zones 8 and 9. In the mean time, residents who do not want to wait on crews to collect their leaves have several options. Leaves can always be mulched or composted. Residents can hire landscape contractors or haul the leaves to the City's Yard Waste Center themselves. Or, residents can bag the leaves and place them at the curb to be collected the same day as regular trash. Remember to follow the City's guidelines when bagging leaves.
Thank you for being patient as we deal with these weather-related delays. More information on seasonal leaf collection is available here.