Address: Third Floor
Melvin Municipal Office Building
300 W. Washington St.
Fines vary and additional fees may be added if a situation is not resolved in a timely manner.
Yard waste should not be placed at curbside any earlier than the day before your collection date.
Leaves must be placed in cans or clear plastic bags or brown paper bags.
Tree and shrub limbs must be no longer than five feet and tied in bundles not to exceed 50 pounds.
City collection staff will not collect tree trunks and stumps that cannot be loaded by two people.
Call 336-373-CITY (2489) to schedule a pickup of eligible items.
These items should not be placed at curbside prior to scheduling and they should not be placed at the curb any earlier than one day before the scheduled pickup date.
Neglect of property is causing or allowing unsightly litter, tall weeds, and grass, yard waste, foul odor, dead animals, junk, unsecured appliances or potentially dangerous devices to remain on or emanate from a property.
You may receive a violation if you discard, abandon or cause these issues on public property, private property, vacant lots or any body of water or banks within city limits.
You may also receive a violation if property not enclosed within a building or dwelling is in a littered condition, such as dilapidated furniture, appliances, machinery, equipment, building materials, automotive parts, tires or any other items that are wholly or partially rusted, wrecked, junked, dismantled or inoperable.
Failure to cut weeds or grass and overgrowth exceeding 12 inches on private property will result in a violation.
Vehicles are in violation of the City’s Junked and Abandoned Motor Vehicles Ordinance if they are on a public street or highway longer than seven consecutive days.
Vehicles are in violation of the ordinance if they appear to be abandoned on private property and have been so for longer than seven consecutive days.
Any motor vehicle on private property without a valid license tag and that does not operate, is in violation of the City’s Junked and Abandoned Motor Vehicles Ordinance.
This does not apply to vehicles stored in an enclosed structure.
Parking in the front yard, or the front and side yards of a corner lot, is a code violation except if the vehicle is on an improved driveway or parking pad surfaced with gravel, concrete or asphalt.