We’re Keeping it Green in Holly Springs with a new way of collecting yard waste. New brown yard waste carts have been delivered to neighborhood driveways throughout Town. Beginning the week of March 4, fill the cart with lawn clippings, leaves, and other types of yard waste, and place the cart safely at the curb on the same day as recycling collection every other week. Click here for yard waste cart collection FAQs.
Benefits of Yard Waste Carts
The benefits of using carts for yard waste collection include:
More efficient collection.
Cleaner waterways for healthier habitats for wildlife. Cart collection keeps debris out of storm drains that empty into local creeks, streams, and waterways.
Prevents flooding that can occur when yard waste clogs stormwater drains.
Less pollen and dust in the spring. The fine particles can’t be contained in vacuum trucks.
The biweekly cart collection will continue to run throughout the year – even next fall. During peak leaf season, November through February, Town leaf vacuum trucks will still collect leaves left behind the curb, just as before. Biweekly collection of yard waste from carts also continues during this time. Residents also can take yard waste to the yard waste convenience center at no additional charge.
To request an additional cart or decline a cart, call 311 or (919) 577-3111 if outside Town limits. Yard waste is part of the monthly Town utility bill. The charge will not be waived, even if a cart is declined. Additional fees will be incurred for each additional cart requested by the resident and added to their monthly utility bill.