the second week of November. This year we will begin in Area 4, which is the east side of the
highway from Rolling Way south, covering Green Gorge, Palisades, and Carriage Hill, then
move to Area 5 and so on. Signs will be posted that state “Leaf pickup in this area next”. The
signs are posted approximately one week prior to being in your area. Please place loose
leaves at the curbside before your area is scheduled for the next pick-up to ensure they are not
missed. If leaves are not out as the crews pass in front of your house, they will be picked up
on the next rotation. A map of the pickup areas and a list of sign locations are posted on the
Town’s web site.
Each area takes approximately two weeks to complete. However, issues (especially weather)
may prolong pickup times. The crews collecting leaves are the same crews that are responsible
for maintaining the Town rights-of-way. This includes brush pickup. Brush will be picked up
on a very limited basis during leaf season (approximately November – February).
Limbs and yard waste can be taken to the Transfer Station (714 Mississippi Avenue), or
consider backyard composting and mulching as it is great for the lawn and the environment.
Loose leaves should be placed at the curb in a pile, separate from brush and other yard waste
should you have any. (This could damage the leaf machine and cause delays in pickup.) All
leaves must be away from utility poles, mailboxes, or other structures. Leaves must not block
drainage ditches or curbside drainage catch basins. This violates Stormwater Regulations.
For safety reasons, leaves must not hinder traffic nor block travel lanes. This is extremely
dangerous to motorists. Also, if you live at an intersection, keep leaves away from the
intersecting street. Wet or frozen leaves are slick and can make it difficult to stop.
Please call the Town of Signal Mountain Public Works Department at 423-886-2177 (option 2)
for questions and comments. Leaf pickup updates will be posted on Facebook.