Yard waste consists of excess leaves, grass, tree and shrubbery trimmings and other organic material removed in general maintenance of property by the homeowner. Yard waste does not consist of construction debris, demolition debris, dirt, brick, block, sod, mud, pavement or any other material that could be defined as household waste or non-compost material.
These items are considered acceptable yard waste:
The Town of Davidson encourages residents to use paper bags or sustainable methods of eliminating yard waste in support of the town's sustainability initiatives. Free Kraft bags are available by visiting North Mecklenburg Recycling Center, located at 12300 Statesville Road, Huntersville, NC 28078.
Bagged Leaf Collection FAQs
How do I get my leaves into bags?
Many people use a plastic 44-gallon container to support bags and ease the process of bagging. An internet search of “leaf scoop” shows over 15 products available to facilitate bagging leaves.
What types of bags can be used?
The maximum bag size is 40 gallons. We strongly encourage residents to use biodegradable paper bags, as at this time, Mecklenburg County cannot recycle plastic leaf bags due to the moisture and debris present in them. Biodegradable “Kraft” paper bags, however, can be recycled at the facility, and you can purchase them at most home improvement and hardware stores. Free Kraft bags are available by visiting North Mecklenburg Recycling Center, located at 12300 Statesville Road, Huntersville, NC 28078. Plastic containers, wheelbarrows, etc. cannot be used to contain leaves for collection.
What are my other options?
There are several good options for residents to manage leaves:
What happens to the leaves after they are picked up?
Waste Pro, the town’s contractor, delivers the leaves to the North Mecklenburg Recycling Center in Huntersville where they are composted and re-sold to the public.