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Posted on: September 22, 2023

Keeping it Green Yard Waste Campaign Continues

Yard Waste Carts in HS

Holly Springs kicked off its Keeping it Green yard waste campaign with the opening of the Town’s first-ever yard waste convenience center earlier this year. As the town prepares to roll out cart collection for residential yard waste in 2024, residents can expect to automatically receive a new cart in January or February. But if you want to request a second, additional cart, or wish to decline one, now is the time to let the Town know.

Cart collection of yard waste is anticipated to begin in March. Residents will fill their cart with lawn clippings, leaves, and other types of yard waste, and place the cart at the curb on the same day as recycling collection. 

In addition to the benefits of more efficient collection, placing yard waste in carts:

  • Keeps debris out of storm drains that empty into local creeks, streams, and waterways. 
  • Prevents flooding that can occur when yard waste clogs drains. 
  • Reduces the pollen and dust in the spring as the fine particles can’t be contained in vacuum trucks. 

The biweekly collection will continue to run throughout the year – even next fall when Town vacuum trucks are out in full force collecting leaves from curbsides. The guaranteed biweekly collection from yard waste carts will be in addition to the zone leaf collection with the vacuum trucks.

Every residential yard waste customer is already automatically signed up to receive a cart, required for most types of yard waste collection beginning March 2024. 

Residents who want to order additional yard waste carts, or decline a cart, can complete an online form. 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 as requested by the resident and added to their monthly utility bill. 

For more information and FAQs, click here. Or, call 311 or (919) 577-3111 if outside Town limits.