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Leaf Collection

The City of Hickory offers curbside collection of leaves, which is one of the many services provided by the Solid Waste Division of Public Services. Each collection area of the city will have two pickups, and time allotted in each area is based on the number of mature trees and size of each collection area. This service is very dependent on weather and citizens are asked to be patient and understand that pickup could be delayed due to inclement weather.

Until curbside leaf collection officially begins, citizens are asked to refrain from raking leaves to the curb and are reminded to place leaves in clear plastic bags or 32-gallon containers marked Yard Waste for collection on their regularly scheduled garbage collection day. Clear plastic bags are available for purchase at Hickory City Hall (76 North Center Street) and the Public Services Complex (1441 Ninth Avenue Drive NE).

For a nominal fee, special leaf collection service may be scheduled by calling (828) 323-7500.


Curbside leaf collection begins November 8, 2021. Click here for the press release.

Curbside leaf collection has been delayed. Click here for the press release and revised schedule.


Click Here to view the City of Hickory Leaf Collection Video


City of Hickory

76 North Center Street
Hickory, North Carolina 28601
Phone: (828) 323-7400
Fax: (828) 323-7550

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