COMMUNITY NEWS

Curbside loose leaf collection available through January
Thursday, October 20, 2016

CONCORD – On Monday, October 24, the City of Concord will begin its annual loose leaf collection season. This popular program provides each Concord resident three opportunities to have un-bagged leaves collected curbside, between October 24 and January 27. The program is offered by Solid Waste Services to residents at no extra charge. Concord is one of just a few North Carolina municipalities providing this exceptional value to taxpayers, by funding a wide range of solid waste services out of their tax dollars.

Although bagged leaves, grass, and other yard waste are picked up year-round, loose leaf collection offers residents the extra convenience of simply raking leaf piles to the curb. Be a good neighbor—don't put leaves out too early. If residents cannot wait until their next loose leaf cycle to have leaves collected, they should simply bag leaves near the curb on their normal collection day.

Residents are urged to use caution when placing loose leaves near the curb for collection. Leaves should be placed at the edge of the yard, not in the street, gutter, or sidewalk. 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.

Loose leaf season ends for each resident the moment the leaf crew passes in front of their house during their final scheduled week of loose leaf season.  After that moment, residents with leftover leaves must either schedule a Second Chance collection or comply with the pre-collection requirements in the Solid Waste Collection and Disposal Ordinance that apply under normal conditions.

The City has mailed the 2016-17 loose leaf collection schedule to each residence in the Fall 2016 City Circular. The schedule is also available for download at concordnc.gov. For more information about the program or collection schedule, contact the Customer Care Center at 704-920-5555.