The City of Raleigh Solid Waste Services Department requests that residents prepare their vegetative storm debris per normal yard waste collection guidelines (limbs no longer than 5' long, 18" diameter, weighing no more than 75 lbs.) and place it out on their regular collection day. The materials can be prepared and put at the curbside (not in the street) as the residents clean up their property and they will not receive a code violation between now and September 6, 2011. For large amounts of vegetative debris that cannot be prepared according to the guidelines residents may put the materials at the curbside and call for a one time free Special Load collection. The normal $50 fee for this service will be waived through Tuesday, September 6, 2011. Beginning Wednesday, September 7, 2011 fees will resume. Residents must schedule this pick up by calling 996-6890.
Area residents and businesses also may carry their debris to the City of Raleigh Yard Waste Center, 900 North New Hope Road. The normal fees will be charged.