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Public Notices


Yard Waste Pickup Changes

Post Date:06/09/2020 12:12 PM

(Fayetteville, N.C.) – Changes will be made to the limb pickup schedule for customers within the City of Fayetteville. The total amount of yard waste and limbs collected in April 2020 was 30% more than the amount collected in April 2019. Since North Carolina’s Stay At Home Order was enacted, some other large municipalities chose not to pick up yard waste and limbs and have only now begun to resume yard waste removal services on a limited basis. The City of Fayetteville has continued services throughout the pandemic.

To help reduce the strain on Fayetteville’s system, starting Monday June 8, trucks will pick up curbside limb piles according to zip codes, similar to how debris pickup occurred following Hurricanes Matthew, Florence and Dorian.  Yard waste in bags and City issued carts will continue to be serviced on the normal schedule as much as possible, yet may be delayed.

Please see this list for the order of future limb pickup by zip code:

It could be a week or more for trucks to complete limb pick up within a zip code.

Moving forward, the Solid Waste Division asks customers (single family residences) to help make future limb pickups smooth and timely by:

  • Only putting out limbs less than 3 feet long and 3 inches in diameter
  • Piles can be up to 3 feet height, 9 feet length
  • Place brush and limbs curbside by 7 a.m.
  • Lay brush parallel and as neatly as possible with cut ends toward street
  • Avoid putting brush piles on sidewalks, in streets or ditches, place away from mailboxes and powerlines

What is NOT acceptable:

Short clippings, root balls, bags of branches, large logs, tree stumps, or remnants of contractor waste. Contractors must dispose of any waste they create from their job. It is not the residents’ or tax payer’s responsibility to dispose of contractor’s work.  Please do not place thorny tree branches inside limb piles. Place these branches next to the larger pile and our crews will take special care with them.



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