COMMUNITY NEWS

Second Chance leaf collection available in Concord February 1-12
Friday, January 29, 2016

CONCORD – City of Concord Solid Waste crews will complete the final day of the annual loose leaf collection program on Friday, January 29. All City of Concord residents were provided with three opportunities to have loose leaves collected at the curb, free of charge, since October.

However, the City is once again offering the Second Chance collection program for residents who were not yet able to place leaves curbside, and are willing to pay $75 for a special collection. The program will be available weekdays from February 1-12.

To participate, residents should call the Customer Care Center at 704-920-5555. Second Chance collections will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis; the City will only schedule as many collections as one loose leaf crew can provide during the two-week time period.

The regular loose leaf season ended for each resident the moment the leaf crew passed in front of their house during their final scheduled collection week. After that moment, residents with leftover leaves must either schedule a Second Chance collection or comply with the Solid Waste Collection and Disposal Ordinance that applies the remainder of the year, which says that yard waste (loose leaves, grass clippings, and trimmings 12 inches in length or less) must be placed in untied, clear plastic or biodegradable paper bags and placed by the curb for collection. Property owners with unscheduled loose leaves remaining at the curb after loose leaf season is over are subject to City Code Enforcement violations and associated fines.

Residents are urged to use caution when placing loose leaves by the curb for collection. Loose leaves should be kept away from storm drains and mail boxes, and must be free of limbs, rocks, or metal objects. Piles of leaves contaminated with these materials will not be collected.

Please contact the Customer Care Center at 704-920-5555 with any questions or to schedule a Second Chance collection.