Yard Waste Center

Yard Waste Center

Drop off Yard Waste / Purchase Compost, Mulch and Wood Chips

Christmas Tree Collection
Christmas trees are collected on the regular yard waste collection schedule. All decorations and tinsel should be removed before placing trees at the curbside.

The City of Raleigh Yard Waste Center, which opened in 1992, serves as the recycling center for yard waste collected by City crews as part of the City's curbside yard waste collection program. At the center, items such as grass clippings, shrubbery trimmings, leaves, limbs, logs, brush, pine straw, and hay are recycled into wood chips, mulch, compost and made available for purchase during business hours.

In addition to yard waste collected by City crews, the center also accepts yard waste from the public for a fee as long as the yard waste was generated inside of the Raleigh City limits.

7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday through Saturday

Holiday Closings: The YWC is closed on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Payment Methods: MasterCard, Visa, checks with proper ID and cash accepted

Contact Information
To reach the Yard Waste Center, call 919-996-3245 to speak with a trained Customer Service Representative (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Thursdays 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.).

On Saturdays, you may reach the call center directly by calling the number above.

  • Press 2 for SWS, residential or business utility services
  • Press 4 for SWS requests and/or questions
    • Press 2 to ask a question




Yard Waste Center
900 N. New Hope Road
Raleigh, NC 27610