Curbside leaf collection has begun for 2013.
Each Fall the City of Statesville provides curbside leaf collection using special equipment to pick up loose leaves placed on the curb. Citizens are asked to please rake leaves to the curb by 7 am on Monday to ensure collection.
Weekly notification of where the trucks are working is posted on the city government channel on cable channel 20, and on the web.
Loose leaves can be raked and piled on the curb. A city ordinance prohibits loose leaves from extending into the street or onto sidewalks so as to impede traffic. The leaves should not cover water meters or fire hydrants.
The city cannot collect loose leaves that contain limbs, debris and other materials. Ideally, leaves bagged, boxed, or placed in a container are the easiest to collect.
Leaves and yard debris should not be in the same container with regular trash items. These are collected and disposed of separately.
The leaf crews cover the entire city before returning to an area. Leaves are not picked up on the same schedule as the garbage and recycling collection schedules. Temporary workers are hired during leaf season to make sure that no sanitation services are affected by the leaf collection. An area is served about three times during a four-month period.
To serve Statesville residents efficiently, the City is divided into four sections with leaf collection schedules for each. Weather, work load, and holidays may alter the schedule.
Sanitation Leaf Routes & Schedule
The City is divided into four sections, with crews working in a specific area each week.
The schedule for November is:
Nov. 4-9: Section 2 (east of S. Center St. and Shelton Ave. and south of E. Broad St.
Nov. 11-16: Section 3 (east of N. Center St. and north of E. Broad St.
Nov. 18-23: Section 4 (west of N. Center St. and north of W. Broad and Front Streets.
Nov. 25-30: Section 1 (west of S. Center St. and Shelton Ave. and south of W. Broad and Front Streets.)
***Weekly schedules are tentative and subject to change due to adverse weather conditions and volume of leaves per section. Please refer to the Time Warner Cable Government Channel 20 and the City of Statesville Website for updates to this schedule as the season progresses or the citizens may call 704-878-3415 for further information. Citizens will be notified by the automated phone notification system when we will be in the area.***
Loose leaves should be piled behind the curb. Please do not pile leaves in the street, in drainage ditches or over water meters.
Do not park in front of leaf piles.
Leaves which contain gravel, limbs, glass, or other solid matter will not be collected.
The City of Statesville is happy to provide fall/winter loose leaf collection service to our residents. We appreciate your cooperation. Call 704-878-3415 for questions.