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Free Biodegradable Bags Available for Leaf Pickup

Help keep leaves out of storm drains

The City of Raleigh offers several leaf disposal options to its residents, but would like to make people aware there are also some environmentally friendly alternatives.

  • Mulching
  • Backyard composting
  • Landscape contractors
  • Self-hauling
  • Curbside Yard Waste Services

The City is still offering biodegradable paper bags for leaf collection that can be picked up by Solid Waste Services. These are available for free to residents. Each resident may pick up a free pack of 5 bags from any of the following locations:

Facility Location
Raleigh Municipal Building – Fourth Floor 222 W. Hargett Street
Raleigh Central Operations Facility 2550 Operations Way (off Westinghouse Blvd)
Raleigh Northeast Remote Ops Facility 3224 Spotswood Drive
Raleigh Yard Waste Facility 900 North New Hope Road
Raleigh Solid Waste Services Facility 630 Beacon Lake Drive




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