Disposing of Large Amounts of Yard Waste

6Residents can drop off any amount of yard waste at no additional cost at the yard waste convenience center. Click here for details!

Yard Waste Convenience Center

Another option is calling the Town at (919) 557-3925 to schedule a pick-up of large quantities of yard waste for an additional fee.

If your regular yard waste truck comes by for pick up and you have an oversized load, employees will place a door hanger on your front door indicating the cost for removal. You can transport the yard waste to the convenience center at no additional cost, or you can call the Finance Department to pay the fee over the phone at (919) 557-3925 for the Town to collect your waste. Once the fee is paid, the yard waste crew will return to collect the oversized load, usually within 24 hours.

What is considered a large load?

  • The fee only applies to loads exceeding 2½ cubic yards, about the size of load a pickup truck can carry, or exceeding 50 lbs.
  • No additional fee is charged for lesser amounts of yard waste or other trash items.
  • The Town’s fall/winter leaf collection and Christmas tree collection is free of charge.

How much will it cost?

There are three levels of charges based on the size of the load. 

  • For yard waste loads that are 2½ to less than 4 cubic yards in size, or heavier than 50 lbs., a $80 fee will be charged for pickup. 
  • For debris at 4 to 8 cubic yards, a $160 fee will be charged
  • For yard waste greater than 8 cubic yards but less than 12 cubic yards, a $240 fee will be charged.
  • Remember, residents can dispose of any amount of yard waste for no additional fee at the yard waste convenience center.