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What to Do with All Those Leaves...


City of Asheville 2008 - 2009 Leaf Collection Information

Leaf Disposal Options

Compost Your Leaves

The easiest and quickest way to manage leaves is to compost them. Run a mulching mower over the leaves to compost them directly into your lawn or simply rake them into a compost pile. Come spring, the leaves will have decomposed into a soil additive for your garden.

Bagged Leaves (City of Asheville)

Bagged leaves are collected more frequently than loose leaves. Place untied bags of leaves at the curb according to the routine brush and bagged leaves schedule. Leaf bags are NOT available this year. Have leaves at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on the Monday of your collection week.

Trash day

Place bagged leaves at the curb on these dates

Monday or Tuesday

Nov. 3, Nov. 17, Dec. 1, Dec. 15, Jan. 5, Jan. 19

Wednesday or Thursday

Nov. 10, Nov. 24, Dec.8, Dec. 22, Jan. 12, Jan. 26

Loose Leaves (City of Asheville)

Do not rake leaves to the curb until the scheduled start date for your area. The scheduled start dates for the first and second round of loose leaf collection are listed below. It may take up to 15 days following the start dates to remove all the loose leaves from a trash area. Trash and other waste must be kept separate from your leaves.

Burning leaves is NOT permitted in the City. Per City Ordinance, leaves must NOT be piled in the street or block storm drains. Violators risk fines.

Leaves should be placed at the curb by 7:00 a.m. in accordance with the loose leaf collection schedule:

1st Round Start Dates

2nd Round Start Dates

November 3 for Monday trash customers

January 5 for Monday Trash customers

November 17 for Wednesday trash customers

January 14 for Wednesday trash customers

December 1 for Tuesday trash customers

January 26 for Tuesday trash customers

December 15 for Thursday trash customers

February 4 for Thursday trash customers


Buncombe County - Take them to the Landfill

Bagged or loose leaves can be taken to the Buncombe County Landfill. The landfill is located at 85 Panther Branch Road. Need directions? Landfill hours are:

  • Monday - Friday:  7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday:  8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Call 250-5462 for more information. 

Additional Services

Fresh leaves can be delivered to your home or business at no cost by calling the City of Asheville-Sanitation Division at 251-1122.