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Loose Leaf Collection Has Ended! Find Out How You Can Still Get Rid of Leaves!

02/01/2014

Clayton Worker cleaning up leaves

For the most part, trees are barren around the Town of Clayton, but if you have a few straggling leaves, you still have options to say goodbye to them!

One option, unfortunately, has ended as of February 1st - our popular and convenient loose leaf collection.  Our crews will no longer be driving through neighborhoods sucking up piles of loose leaves raked to your curb. The Town of Clayton has offered this premier WEEKLY pick-up for years, when most towns only offer once a month pick-ups during the season. 

We did try something different this year to help get ahead of the deluge of leaves in early Fall and we started picking up leaves one month early - beginning on October 1st, but that meant stopping a month early at the end of January.  We hope the change worked for you and didn't cause any inconvenience.   We made the adjustment after hearing from customers who said they wanted the convenience of being able to rake the leaves to the curb prior to holidays like Halloween & Thanksgiving.  Our crews diligently collected leaves for 4 months as usual on the day after your regular trash day and felt the volume of leaves they came across definitely warranted the schedule change.   

YOU CAN STILL BAG YOUR LEAVES FOR FREE WEEKLY PICK-UP!  

 If you still wish to bag up, box, or containerize your leaves - NO PROBLEM!  Leaves, grass clippings, pine straw, shrubbery clippings or other small natural debris are picked-up YEAR-ROUND EVERY WEEK FOR NO EXTRA CHARGE by our contractor, Waste Management. Throw it in plastic bags, boxes, or other plastic/metal containers (no greater than 50 gallons each) and put them at the curb. They'll be picked up on your yard waste day.  Not sure when that is?  Find your street on this list and you'll see your yard waste day of the week. Please don't mix sticks, limbs, trash, rocks or dirt with your leaves! 

More than leaves?  Waste Management will collect limbs placed at curb, but the limbs must be no greater than 4 inches in diameter and no longer than 6 feet in length. If the limbs are between 4-10 inches in diameter, they must be cut to 2-foot lengths. Limbs should be stacked neatly behind the curb or sidewalk with cut ends towards the street. A maximum of seven cubic yards of limbs may be placed curbside for collection at any one time.

For more information about the Town of Clayton leaf and yard waste pick-up, call the Operations Center at 919-553-1530.

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