Leaf Collection

Public Service Director

Chad Weth
cweth@knoxvilletn.gov
(865) 215-2060

3131 Morris Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37909

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WEBSITE MAINTENANCE: City Applications like Plans Review & Permits Inquiry, Curbside Recycling Signup, Brush Pickup, City Job Portal, payment applications related to Property Tax etc., will be down for maintenance on Sunday April 5, 2020 until noon. These applications will be available for normal use after 12:00 PM


Leaf Rows ExampleThe leaf collection season runs from November through February.

The Public Service Department crews will visit your neighborhood to vacuum your loose leaves. 

Please rake your leaves into rows at the edge of the street in an unobstructed area for easy collection. Leaves raked to the alley are collected last.

Leaves are collected separately from garbage and recycled into mulch.  The plastic bags used to hold bagged leaves compromise the mulching process so all leaves should be loose.  Only bagged leaves that can be placed inside your trash cart will be collected under the residential trash program.  Bagged leaves next to the trash will not be collected as they are not considered bulky waste.  Bulky waste pickup is reserved for household trash items too large to fit inside the garbage cart, such as a chair, shelving, or file cabinet.  

If you have questions about leaf collection call 3-1-1 or 865-215-4311.

Last season the City of Knoxville collected over 7,000 tons of leaves that were processed for mulch and diverted from the landfill.