Yard Waste FAQs - Peak Leaf Season

During peak leaf season, November through January, leaf and yard waste collection will be every other week on your scheduled day.  

Please check the schedule for your collection day.

When is my collection day?

Why isn’t my street listed?

Our list includes subdivisions names in bold and names of streets that are not inside subdivisions. For example, because Sunset Ridge is a neighborhood, not all streets within Sunset Ridge are listed – only major sections and areas within the neighborhood are listed. Click here for a detailed map showing collection of all streets within Sunset Ridge.

Why doesn’t the town collect yard waste Sunset Ridge on one day?

Yard waste collection inside the Sunset Ridge subdivision is divided into multiple days because of the large size of the neighborhood and the large amount of yard waste generated by the neighborhood.

If you live inside Sunset Ridge, view a detailed map that shows collection of all streets within Sunset Ridge.

There’s an X over my scheduled day. Does this mean my yard waste is not being collected that week?

If you see an X over your scheduled day, this means your regular collection day is on a holiday, and collection will be delayed a day for the rest of the week. 

What do I do with yard waste during the week it isn’t being collected?

In previous years, collection did not follow a set schedule during prime leaf season. Yard waste at times was not collected every week and did not follow a schedule. Now that yard waste is following a set schedule every other week, please place yard waste out for collection only on your scheduled week.

Place piles of leaves off the street and away from storm drains. This helps keep streets clean and safe for travel, helps prevent clogged drains and flooded roads, and protects our environment by preventing fertilizers from contaminating local waterways.

How can I help keep collection running smoothly?

  • Keep different types of yard waste separate for efficiency of collection. The vacuum truck that collects lighter yard waste can be damaged by sticks.
  • Place leaves out for collection only on your scheduled week.
  • Place piles of leaves off the street and away from storm drains. This helps keep streets clean and safe for travel, helps prevent clogged drains and flooded roads, and protects our environment by preventing fertilizers from contaminating local waterways.

What if I hire a professional to maintain my yard?

Holly Springs town ordinance states that the town will not collect yard waste created by landscapers and tree service contractors. 

What happens after January?

Yard waste collection returns to the regular season schedule with weekly pickup. Find details here.

Have other questions?

For more information, call Holly Springs Public Works at (919) 552-5920.