Storm Debris

Removal of limbs and flood-damaged construction debris at curbside

Storm Debris Collection Nearing Completion

The City of Fayetteville’s storm debris contractor expects to have all collections complete on Tuesday, Nov 20.

The contractor has completed storm debris collections in zip codes 28303, 28304, 28306 and 28314.  Residents in these zip codes are encouraged to contact the City Call Center at 433-1FAY (1329) or use the FayFixIt app to report vegetative storm debris that has not been collected.

Work in zip codes 28301, 28305 and 28311 began Wednesday, Nov 14. Collections here are expected to be completed by Friday, Nov 16. Residents should call Friday or over the weekend to report if a collection was missed in these areas. 

Residents should leave a voice message if calls are made outside the City Call Center’s operating hours of Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 

To date, 129,578 cubic yards of debris have been collected since Florence. This compares to Matthew collections for the same number of days at 57,392 cubic yards.

Trees attached to the ground or stump will not be picked up. As a reminder, commercial property debris is not being collected. Yard waste bags are available free of charge at all Parks & Recreation centers and all City fire stations to assist citizens in containerizing debris. Citizens are asked to containerize all leaves, pine straw and small limbs for regular yard waste pickup in bags or their brown carts as we have returned to the regularly scheduled yard waste schedule. Yard debris that fits in cans or bags will be collected according to the City’s regular weekly pickup schedule.

The City’s normal yard waste pickup standards apply for free pickup; piles smaller than a VW bug, or less than 12-feet long by 5-feet high, will be picked up according to the City’s normal yard waste pickup schedule. Piles that are larger will not be picked up for free and residents will need to call 433-1FAY to schedule a pickup. At the time of payment, a collection date will be scheduled for debris removal.

Vegetative Debris: Place logs (no length restriction), plants and larger tree branches in one combined pile at the curb. Containerize leaves, small branches and twigs, pine straw and pine cones in yard waste containers.

  • Construction and Demolition Debris: Place building materials, carpet, drywall, furniture, lumber, mattresses and plumbing items in one combined pile at the curb.
  • Appliances and White Goods: Place air conditioners, dishwashers, freezers, refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers and water heaters at the curb in one combined pile.

Debris should be placed on the grass or the driveway and within seven feet of the curb. This is because the trucks picking up debris are limited in their reach.

Debris should NOT be placed in the road, under a tree, next to a pole, under power lines or obstructed by anything else. Do not park cars in front of your piles, as it will prohibit the trucks from accessing the piles.

The following items should be taken to County landfills or container sites:

  • Electronics: All electronics, including computers, radios, stereos, televisions and other corded devices.
  • Household Hazardous Waste: All household hazardous waste, including cleaning supplies, batteries, lawn chemicals, oils, oil-based paints and stains and pesticides.

Residents should see which container sites take these items by logging onto Cumberland County's website.


Click HERE for .pdf printable version of Separating Debris flyer (.pdf)