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Leaf Collection for the 2020 - 2021 Season Begins Monday, November 9!
The City of Raleigh is scheduled to begin seasonal leaf collection on Monday, November 9, 2020.
Last season crews collected 2,786 loads of leaves estimated at over 12,000 tons or 61,230 cubic yards. This amount would fill an entire football field at a height of 40 feet!
This annual service is provided to Raleigh residents who opt to rake leaves from their lawns into piles near the curb, not into the street. Specialized equipment uses a giant vacuum to collect leaves in residential areas.
Raleigh neighborhoods are divided into 12 zones for this service. This year, crews will start collecting in Zone 12. Each zone could take a week or more to complete so residents should follow the leaf crews progress using the interactive map below.
Due to COVID-19 protocols and staffing restrictions, it is anticipated that the time it takes to collect leaves will be longer than normal. Residents are encouraged to use other available options for leaf disposal given below.
Leaf Collection and Yard Waste Address Search
Enter your home address in city limits to find your leaf collection zone. For best results, click on the auto-populated address that appears as you type.
Leaf Collection Schedule
|Zone||When To Place Leaf Piles At The Curb|
|12||Between November 2 - November 8|
|1||Between November 9 - November 15|
|2||Between November 16 - November 22|
|3||Between November 23 - November 29|
|4||Between November 30 - December 6|
|5||Between December 7 - December 13|
|6||Between December 28 - January 3|
|7||Between January 4 - January 10|
|8||Between January 11 - January 17|
|9||Between January 18 - January 24|
|10||Between January 25 - January 31|
|11||Between February 1 - February 7|
This is an overview of leaf collection service citywide. Click on the key in the top right corner of the map (three dots) to see the status per zone.
Leaf Collection Zones
Zone "1" is bounded by Glenwood Avenue to the north, Wade Avenue to the south, I-440 to the east and the city limits to the west.
Zone "2" is bounded by Creedmoor Road to the east, Glenwood Avenue to the south and west and the city limits to the north.
Zone "3" is bounded by Six Forks Road to the east, I-440 to the south, Creedmoor Road to the west and the city limits to the north.
Zone "4" is bounded by I-540 to the north, Falls of Neuse Road to the east, St. Albans Road to the south and Six Forks Road to the west.
Zone "5" is bounded Falls of Neuse Road to the north and west, Capital Boulevard to the east and New Hope Church Road and St. Albans Road to the south.
Zone "6" is bounded by Capital Boulevard to the west, Buffaloe Road to the south and the city limits to the north and east.
Zone "7" is bounded by I-440, St. Albans Drive and New Hope Church Road to the north, Capital Boulevard to the east, Wade Avenue to the south and Glenwood Avenue to the west.
Zone "8" is bounded by Buffaloe Road to the north, the city limits to the east, Poole Road and Edenton Street to the south and Person Street, Wake Forest Road and Capital Boulevard to the west.
Zone "9" is bounded by Poole Road and Edenton Street to the north, the city limits to the ease and south and Person Street and Hammond Road to the west.
Zone "10" is bounded by Western Boulevard to the north, Tryon Road and the city limits to the south, Person Street and Hammond Road to the east and I-40 and Jones Franklin Road to the west.
Zone "11" is bounded by Wade Avenue to the North, Western Boulevard to the south, Person Street and Wake Forest Road to the east and I-40 to the west.
Zone "12" is bounded by Glenwood Avenue to the north and east, Wade Avenue to the south and I-440 to the west.
Optional Methods for Leaf Disposal
The City of Raleigh offers several disposal options to its residents, but would like to make people aware there are also some environmentally-friendly alternatives.
Loose Leaf Collection 101
Loose leaf collection is a residential service for citizens living inside the Raleigh city limits who do their own yard work.
Learn more about the basics of annual leaf collection!