Yard Waste

Public Service Director

Chad Weth
[email protected]
(865) 215-2060

3131 Morris Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37909

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The Public Service Department crews collect brush and other household yard waste every other week on pre-set, fixed schedules. Brush collection runs March through October, and leaf collection runs November through February.


Yard waste should be placed next to the street in an unobstructed area and kept separate from other trash. 

On each two-week cycle, during brush collection season, a 6' x 6' x 6' pile of brush can be collected.


The leaf collection season runs November through February. During the annual fall leaf collection season, brush pick-up is suspended. The Public Service Department crews will visit your neighborhood several times to vacuum your loose leaves. 

Please rake your leaves to the edge of the street in an unobstructed area for easy collection. They should be placed in piles at the curb rather than in rows. 

Leaves raked to the alley are collected last.

Leaves are collected separately from garbage and recycled into mulch. Any 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.    


Please visit the following link on tips for Christmas tree and light disposal: Christmas Tree & Light Disposal


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