Signs will be posted that state “Leaf pickup in this area next.” The signs will be posted approximately one week prior to being in that particular area. Please place loose leaves at the curbside before your area is scheduled for the next pickup to ensure they are not missed. A map of the pickup areas is posted on the town’s website.
Each area takes approximately two weeks to complete. However, issues such as weather, equipment problems and labor force may prolong pickup times. You may see leaf trucks out in various locations over the next few weeks. This will be training for new employees. The crews collecting leaves are the same crews responsible for maintaining the town rights-of-way. The faster we can get the leaves collected, the sooner these crews can return to their normal duties. Brush pickup will be kept at a minimum during leaf season.
Please 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, which could damage the leaf machine. 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. 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 Public Works Department at (423) 886-2177 (option 2) if you have any questions about leaf pickup.