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Posted on: August 10, 2023

Bagged Yard Waste Changes

Bagged Yard Waste Changes

Due to circumstances out of our control, the City of Archdale will suspend bagged yard waste collection services, effective 8/31/23.

Currently, residents can dispose of yard waste by placing it in clear plastic bags for curbside collection.  This service has provided a convenient way to handle yard trimmings and organic debris, which is outlawed from landfills.  However, the facility where these wastes are disposed of has discontinued accepting plastic bags and suitable alternatives have not been found.  As of August 31, 2023, bagged yard waste will not be accepted during curbside collections.

City staff continue to evaluate options for the possibility collecting yard waste in the future.  In the meantime, residents who used this service are urged to consider alternative methods to dispose of these wastes:

  1. Composting: Composting is an eco-friendly way to recycle yard trimmings and create nutrient-rich compost for gardens and plants.
  2. Mulching: Mulching can help retain moisture in the soil, suppress weeds, and enrich the soil with organic matter.
  3. Grasscycling: Leave grass clippings on the lawn after mowing, as they act as a natural fertilizer, reducing the need for bagging.
  4. Legal dumping: Placing yard waste off your property without permission is illegal. However, there are locations that will take yard waste for a fee (without plastic bags).

 The City understands the inconvenience this suspension may cause and encourages residents to explore these alternative approaches to manage their yard waste in an environmentally conscious manner.   Loose leaves, when raked towards the street, will still be collected throughout the winter and spring months.

Please call Customer Service 336-434-7341 if you have further questions.

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