Yard Waste

Residents may place regular amounts of yard waste out for collection on their regular garbage collection day to be picked up by the City.

Yard waste - i.e. brush, limbs, leaves and grass clippings can be piled curbside for pickup but not within the street or on the sidewalk. We pick up a maximum of two cubic yards per week. These items must be piled together in a single concise pile except during bulk leaf collection season when leaves must be in a separate pile. The material will be hauled to our yard waste facility and ground into mulch. All leaves and/or miscellaneous yard waste must be piled curbside, the City DOES NOT pick up bagged yard waste.

Bulk leaf collection for the fall season starts mid-October and runs through December 31. The spring season typically runs throughout the month of March. Press releases are issued to notify residents of the exact spring collection dates.

Loose leaves must be piled at the curbside, not in the street or on the sidewalk, for collection. During bulk leaf season, all leaves must be free of tree limbs, rocks, bottles or other objects that may damage collection equipment. It is not necessary to call the Public Works Department. Removal crews routinely check each City street for piles of leaves.

Click here to open our Environmental Resources Guide [PDF] and access additional information about our services. For our customers who prefer Spanish, click here to open our Environmental Resources Guide - Spanish version [PDF].

Keep an eye out for our regular mulch and leaf compost give away events.

For residents who are interested in composting at home, check out this guide provided by the NC Department of Environmental Quality.

fall leaf collection flyer

On October 14, 2019, the City of Hendersonville will begin their Fall bulk leaf collection for City residents. Bulk leaf collection will continue throughout the season and conclude on December 31.

Residents are asked NOT to bag their leaves; simply rake leaves as close to the street, curb or sidewalk as possible without placing the leaves in the roadway or on the sidewalk. Keeping leaf piles out of the roadways and sidewalks help prevent them from being washed into the storm drain which can cause flooding. This leaf collection process is separate from brush collection crews; therefore, residents will need to keep their brush and leaves in separate piles until bulk leaf collection has concluded at the end of the year. Spring bulk leaf collection typically occurs during the month of March.

It is not necessary for the public to contact Public Works with leaf pick-up requests as this service is automatically provided to City residents. Leaf piles are picked up from homes about every 10 to 14 days but, depending on the volume of leaves placed out for collection, the piles could be picked up sooner or later than that time frame.