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The Sanitation Division is preparing for the upcoming curbside leaf collection season.  Leaf collection will officially start the week of November 6.  

Weekly notification of where the trucks are working is posted on the City's government cable channel 20, website ( and Facebook (, and announced during the Sunday Night Hello Statesville call. Call 704-878-3586 to register for these calls or to hear a recording on the current leaf collection location. 

To serve Statesville residents efficiently, the City is divided into four sections with leaf collection schedules for each. Weather, work load, and holidays may alter the schedule.

Section 1 (west of S. Center St./Shelton Ave. and south of W. Broad/W. Front Streets)
Section 2 (east of S. Center St./Shelton Ave. and south of E. Broad St.)
Section 3 (east of N. Center St. and north of E. Broad St.)
Section 4 (west of N. Center St. and north of W. Broad/W. Front Streets)

Loose leaves can be raked and piled on the curb. A city ordinance prohibits loose leaves from extending into the street or onto sidewalks so as to impede traffic. The leaves should not cover water meters or fire hydrants.

The City cannot collect loose leaves that contain limbs, debris and other materials. Ideally, leaves bagged, boxed, or placed in a container are the easiest to collect.

Leaves and yard debris should not be in the same container with regular trash items. These are collected and disposed of separately.

The leaf crews cover the entire city before returning to an area. Leaves are not picked up on the same schedule as the garbage and recycling collection schedules. Temporary workers are hired during leaf season to make sure that no sanitation services are affected by the leaf collection. An area is served about three times during a four-month period.

Citizens are asked to please rake leaves to the curb by 7 a.m. on Monday to ensure collection.

Nancy Davis
Public Affairs Director
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