Yard Waste & Tree Trimmings

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.

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 of that do not exceed 6 feet in length, 6 feet in depth and 5 in height:

  • Blunt or cut ends of limbs should face the same direction horizontal with slope of yard. 
  • Always keep leaves and grass clippings separate from limbs. 
  • Large piles of limbs are collected using a special piece of equipment. This may not occur on your regular scheduled day but are 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 (yard waste generated by person for pay or barter).
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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.

Between March and September, all leaves must be bagged and placed separately at curb side.

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