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Leaf Collection


Residential loose leaf collection season begins in November and continues through February. During loose leaf collection season, Public Works crews cycle through the city collecting loose leaves multiple times.

Interactive Map
Click here for an interactive collection map which is updated regularly throughout leaf collection season.

Bagged Yard Waste Collection
Residents may request bagged yard waste collection by calling 311 or visiting CHA311.com throughout the year.

Wood Recycle and Compost Waste Facility
Leaves and brush may also be disposed of at the Wood Recycling Center located at 3925 North Hawthorne Street. (map)

Guidelines
1. Separate loose leaves, bagged leaves, brush and bulky items.  These materials are collected, processed, and disposed of differently.
2. Move loose leaves, bagged leaves, and brush as close to the curb edge of pavement as possible, but avoid placing the materials in the street or co-mingling materials. 
3. Avoid raking leaves into ditches.  Doing so can cause flooding problems and have a negative impact on water quality.
4. Avoid raking leaves into the street.  Doing so can cause drainage problems and lead to hazardous driving conditions when leaves become wet.
5. Consider backyard composting. Composting is great for your lawn and for the environment.

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Mission:
To preserve and enhance the quality of the physical environment and infrastructure through prompt, cost effective and courteous delivery of services which protect the health, safety and welfare of citizens.

Justin Holland, Administrator
1250 Market Street
Chattanooga TN 37402 (map)
(423) 643-6311

311@chattanooga.gov

 

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