The Streets Division is also responsible for operation of the city's yard waste and compost site located on Arrow Road. This facility is utilized to convert loose leaves collected during the months of November, December, and March, yard waste collected by the Environmental Services Division, and other vegetative material generated by other city departments into compost. This material is then given away to residents at no charge for landscaping needs during the months of April through October. For information and directions to the mulch/compost site, please call 252 467-4906. While quantities last, mulch/compost give-a-way is every Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and the first Saturday of each month at the same times. The amount that an individual or business receives may be limited based on the supply of mulch/compost which is available. Click here to see a map of the Compost Site.
Yard waste consists of grass, weeds, leaves, tree trimmings, pruning, limbs and shrubbery no longer than 4 feet in length and 4 inches in diameter that result from homeowner maintenance of yards and gardens. A different collection crew will collect yard waste that is properly prepared and/or containerized in compliance with City regulations on the same day that your garbage and household trash are collected.
Your yard waste crew will collect limbs, no larger than 4 feet in length and 4 inches in diameter, that have been bundled and tied up with string or twine and weigh less than 50 lbs. For pickup of limbs and shrubbery that exceed 128 cubic feet (8 feet long by 4 feet wide by 4 feet in height), residents must call 972-1300 two business days prior to their scheduled collection day.
Tree and shrub trimmings resulting from work performed by a contractor(any one you pay to do the work) will not be collected. The contractor will be responsible for removal and disposal of this debris. The City will not pick up materials resulting from land clearing, landscaping or large improvement projects involving large or multiple tree removal.
Place all leaves, grass clippings, shrubbery and small limbs in a container (boxed, clear or transparent bags, yard waste carts purchased from the City or 32 gallon cans) for collection at the curb by 7:00 a.m.on your collection day. Containers should not weigh more than 50 lbs. Bags used for yard waste disposal should be left with top untied so that the driver can see that it is yard waste only. Yard waste will not be collected from wheelbarrows, drums, sheets, oversize bags or tarps.
Yard waste must be containerized or properly prepared and placed at curbside for collection on the resident’s property, not in the street.
Roll-out containers designated for yard waste disposal may be purchased from the City. Service will be provided for a maximum of two City roll-out containers designated for yard waste for each residence.
The City may need to designate where yard waste is to be placed by residents in order to provide safe and efficient service. Residences on corner lots will be collected from the street locations considered most serviceable for collection crews and equipment. The City will not pick up yard waste from vacant lots, abandoned structures, commercial establishments, or multifamily locations serviced by stationary containers (dumpsters).