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 Leaf Collection CITY OF NORTH  Leaf Collection

WHAT AREA ARE YOU IN? CLICK HERE FOR AN INTERACTIVE MAP

HOW LOOSE LEAF COLLECTION WORKS:

The City is divided into four geographical areas. Each area will be collected a minimum of three times during the 12-week collection period. Every street will be collected one time during each of the three separate pickups. Residents must place their leaves on the curb prior to their scheduled pickup date. Crews will not return to a street once it is completed until the next rotation.

THE SCHEDULE:
Week of Dec. 9: Working in Area Two, hopefully moving into Area Three
Week of Dec. 16: Working in Area Three, hopefully moving into Area Four
Week of Dec. 23: Working in Area Four

The crews move through the zones quicker during the first weeks of the collection period. Once the majority of the leaves fall, it can take five to eight days for a crew to complete an area. It is important for residents to check the schedule regularly to note any changes in the schedule because of weather, equipment issues and quantity of leaves.

Bagged leaves are typically collected faster than loose leaves. Bag are available for purchase (10 for $1) at the Statesville Customer Service counter, 301 S. Center St.

The loose leaf pick-up schedule is available on the City's website - www.statesvillenc.net; on Facebook - www.facebook.com/CityofStatesville/; Twitter - @cityofsvl; Spectrum Cable government channel 20. The Hello Statesville Sunday night calls will also have updated information each week. You can register to receive these recorded calls by calling 704-878-3583.

THE COLLECTION AREAS:

Area One: south of W. Front St. and west of S. Center St./Shelton Ave.

Area Two: south of E. Broad St. and east of S. Center St./Shelton Ave.

Area Three: north of E. Broad St. and west of N. Center St.

Area Four: north of W. Front St. and west of N. Center St.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Place leaves in front of your residence on the edge of the yard and behind the curb to keep the gutter pan clear for proper rainwater drainage.
  • Leaves should not block traffic or sidewalks.
  • Leaves should not cover Stormwater inlets or drainage ditches.
  • Do not mix other debris (brush, limbs, trash, etc.) with the leaves.
  • Do not place leaves within three feet of other obstacles (parked vehicles, trees, mailboxes, fire hydrants, utility poles, etc.)
  • Do not place leaves on top of water meters.
  • Bagged leaves should not be mixed with other yard debris or trash items. Place bags on the curb for pick-up.
  • Residents are responsible for having their leaves on the curb by 7 a.m. on the Monday of their scheduled pickup period. Crews will not return to a street once it is completed until the next rotation.

OTHER OPTIONS:

  • Utilize a mulching lawnmower 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.