Yard Waste collection is performed by the Town of Apex Public Works & Transportation Department personnel for residential customers.
On occasion, weekly collection is not possible, due to these reasons:
Inclement weather (this includes periods of heavy rain)
Holidays (yard waste collection workers are town employees, and get 11 paid holidays)
High Demand (especially from Oct-Dec during peak leaf season)
3 Types of Trucks visit your street on yard waste collection day
What This Truck Collects
Tips for Collection
Small Shrubbery Clippings
Do not bag yard waste. Please place curbside
Place yard waste 10 feet away from storm drains
Dirt, sod, and rocks are not accepted items for yard waste collection
Separate this pile from any sticks/limbs, as those items can damage the vacuum tube
Sticks and Limbs
Christmas Trees (remove all lights and decorations)
Limbs must be no more than 8 feet long, and a maximum diameter of 8 inches
Logs, stumps and roots will not fit through the chipper and should be placed at the curb in a different pile. These items are collected separately.
Logs, stumps and roots that are too large for the chipper truck
If you see the chipper truck pass your large pile of limbs, it’s very likely that the grapple truck has been notified, and will collect that pile by the end of the day.
Check your schedule using our address lookup tool. Please note that there may be slight delays in programming this tool with newly constructed home addresses. If your address does not load, please call Customer Service at (919) 362-8676.
In an effort to divert inappropriate materials from Wake County landfills, the Town of Apex encourages the use of compost bins to help residents dispose of yard waste.
If you have a question regarding your collection day, or to report missed collection, contact Customer Service at (919) 362-8676.