Yard Waste & Tree Trimmings

Yard Waste

Between March and September, all yard waste, leaves, and other yard debris must be bagged in heavy-duty garbage bags that can be picked up manually for collection. Only bagged yard waste placed at the curb will be collected. Loose yard debris is not collected except during leaf season pick-up.

bagged leaves
leaf season graphic

Curbside Leaf Collection Service

The City of Lincolnton provides curbside leaf pick-up service from October 15 through February 15. All leaves must be raked to the curb without any other limbs, debris, or other materials that interfere with the city leaf vacuum equipment.

Tree Trimmings

The City of Lincolnton will collect tree trimmings that are less than 6 feet long and/or 8 inches in diameter. The city will only collect bundles that do not exceed 6 feet in length, 6 feet in depth, and 5 in height:

  • Always keep leaves and grass clippings separate from limbs. 
  • Gather smaller limbs/sticks & tie them into bundles.
  • Large piles of limbs are collected using a special piece of equipment. This may not occur on your regular scheduled day but is usually collected within 7-10 business days.
  • The City of Lincolnton does not collect mulch or dirt. 
  • The city will not collect yard waste generated by contractors or paid services.
limb bundle
tree bundles

Please do not place any yard waste or tree trimmings on any street or sidewalk in a way that will obstruct the street or sidewalk or the free passage of persons and or vehicles.