City to resume leaf collection


The city will offer two more weeks of loose leaf collection beginning on Tuesday.


From Staff Reports

Monday, January 1, 2018

Rocky Mount is offering residents one last chance this season to get rid of loose leaves.

Public Works and Water Resources will pick up loose leaves for each route for a week in January.

During loose leaf collection, crews collect loose leaves and pine straw on alternating weeks between designated north and south routes. Crews will collect leaves on the north route beginning Tuesday and on the south route beginning Jan. 8.

The loose leaf program has gained in popularity, said Jonathan Boone, the city's director of public works and water resources.

“This is a service that we provide for the convenience of our residents,” Boone said.

When participating in loose leaf collection, residents should remember the following: Don't rake leaves or yard waste into the street; rake leaves to the curb before 7 a.m. Monday mornings to guarantee removal. Crews will pass by each house only once and not necessarily on the resident's regular solid waste collection day, said Tameka Kenan-Norman, the city's chief communications and marketing officer.

Also, note that loose leaf collection is for leaves and pine straw only. All loose leaf piles must be free of trash, sticks, limbs, bottles, cans and other debris. To determine which route covers your residence or for more information call the city at 252-467-4906.