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Loose Leaf Collection
The 2022-2023 leaf collection season is set to begin on October 24, 2022 and will have five routes picked up on a designated day of each week.  See below for boundary descriptions and pick up day, or use our interactive map to find your area:

Area One/Monday:  South of W. Front Street and west of S. Center Street/Shelton Avenue.  This area includes Bristol Road, Wilson Lee Blvd., and neighborhoods along Wallace Springs Road.

Area Two/Tuesday:  South of E. Broad Street and east of S. Center Street/Shelton Avenue.  This area includes neighborhoods in the areas of Florence Road, the Statesville Country Club and Brookmeade.

Area Three/Wednesday:  North of E. Broad Street and east of I-77.  This area includes neighborhoods in the areas of Simonton Road and Mocksville Hwy.

Area Four/Thursday:  North of E. Broad Street, between N. Center Street and S I-77.  This area includes neighborhoods in the areas of Davie Avenue, Sullivan Road, and Museum Road.

Area Five/Friday:  North of W. Front Street and west of N. Center Street.  This area includes neighborhoods along Gregory Road, Ridgeway Avenue, Phoenix Street, Oakland Avenue, and Mitchell Community College Historic District.

Landscape contractors are responsible for proper disposal of all leaf piles they create.
All loose leaf collection is weather permitting.  Rain can delay collection for days at a time.

Curbside Etiquette:

  • Place your leaves on the curb in front of your residence on the edge of the yard and behind the curb.
  • Leaves should not be placed in the street or on the sidewalks.
  • Do not park near the leaf pile.
  • Do not mix sticks or tree limbs in with the leaf pile.
  • Do not place leaves near storm drains; clogged storm drains cause flooding.
  • Do not cover up your water meter.


  • Bagged leaves are typically collected faster than loose leaves. Customer Service located at 301 S. Center Street has 60-gallon bags available for sale in increments of 10 for $1.00.
  • Place leaves in 32-gallon containers that have lids and handles.
  • Utilize a mulching lawn mower and mulch leaves back into the lawn, providing nutrients for the soil.
  • Place leaves in and around plant beds and under trees and shrubs for good soil nutrients and plant insulation.
Updates will be provided on the City’s websiteFacebook, Sunday night calls, and cable channel 20.  If you have questions about the schedule or route, please call 704-878-3415 or send us an email.

Crews will pick up bagged leaves and limbs (4 ft. length or less) up to 2 cubic yards (3'x3'x3') at the curb any time of the year, typically on your regular garbage collection day.  Do not place yard debris in the streets. If a resident uses a contract landscaper, the landscaper is responsible for removing the yard waste. If there is more than a pick-up truck load of debris, schedule a pick-up at 704-878-3415. There may be a $25 fee.

Place old furniture, stoves, refrigerators, water heaters on the curb for pickup on your regular garbage day. 
The city will not pick up:
  • Used paint (empty and dry paint cans are acceptable)
  • Construction debris, lumber, sheetrock, brick, block, plywood
  • Roofing materials, guttering
  • Fencing, Doors and Windows
  • Carpet & Padding
  • Batteries, Tires, Gas Tanks, Oil
  • Stumps, Ashes, Saw dust
  • Air Conditioners
  • TVs and computers/components
  • 55 Gal Barrels
You may take these to the landfill and place them in drop off areas.