Message From the Mayor

Welcome to the monthly edition of Message from the Mayor. my forum to keep you informed on issues of interest to the community.

Spring has sprung, and the time has come to clear out all those dead branches and trash left over from the Winter. This month, I want to tell you how to get those and other items removed from your yard.

I am often asked about brush, trimmings, and household item pickup. When does the town pick up this material, is there a cost, and what are the requirements for the town to remove material from your yard? These are all good questions, and I have the answers.

The Town of Denton does not charge to pick up the following items from your property:

Limbs & Debris- We only pick up normal yard maintenance. Nothing larger than 3 inches in diameter will be picked up. All brush must be laid out parallel to the curb and cut end to end. Nothing longer than 4 feet will be picked up.

*Major tree cutting and getting rid of debris is the property owner’s responsibility. Contractors or individuals doing the work are responsible for removal.

Grass Clippings- Clippings must be placed in plastic garbage bags and placed at curbside and separated from other yard waste, household trash, or other items. Clippings or bagged clippings are not to be placed into trash cans. Please do not blow your grass clippings into the road. This causes the street drains to clog and creates a hazard for drivers.

Leaves- Leaf pick-up is during the months of November – January. All other times of the year, leaves have to be placed in bags and put at the road.

For your convenience, we also pick-up household items such as household waste, including but not limited to white goods (appliances), furniture, and other similar bulk items.

*Items cannot be brought in from other locations.

The Town of Denton will not accept batteries, oil, tires, paint and paint thinner, solid waste, gasoline, antifreeze, stumps, building materials, construction debris, rocks, or bricks.

Limits of Pickup:

The Town of Denton will not be responsible for items which cannot be readily loaded by two laborers, and each residence shall be limited to a maximum of four cubic yards of yard waste per pickup, equal to a normal pickup truck load. It is the property owner’s responsibility to dispose of amounts exceeding these limits.

If you have a large number of items that need to be picked up, we suggest you rent our dump truck for $45 a day. We will bring the dump truck to your house and place acceptable items on the truck. All Items should be separated by type.


Please call Town Hall to let us know when you have items that are ready for pick-up, Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., 336-859-4231.


The Town Board and staff have been working on the 2018-2019 Town Budget since Mid-March, and the Public Hearing on the proposed budget is scheduled for June 18, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at Town Hall. Your input is welcome.

I would like to thank our Parks & Recreation Board for sponsoring the Spring Litter Sweep on April 17. Many community volunteers participated in the Spring Litter Sweep, including Town Commissioners & Staff, Denton Artisans Guild, Friends of Denton, and the local Boy Scout troops. Your hard work is greatly appreciated.

Also, let me remind you to visit the Parks and Recreation events calendar on the Town website. The Parks and Recreation Board has worked very hard to arrange events that will keep kids and adults alike entertained and involved all summer long! You can view their section on the townofdenton.com website by clicking on the “Parks & Rec” menu button at the top of the page.

That about sums it up for this month. I appreciate your efforts to keep your property, and our town, neat and clean. I hope I answered some of your questions about removal of waste materials. If not, call me and I’ll get the information you need.

Till next time, God bless and have a great month!

Mayor Larry Ward

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201 W. Salisbury Sreet, Denton, NC 27239
Phone:  336-859-4231