HOMECONTACTCITY HALLCITY EMPLOYMENTONLINE SERVICEBUSINESSRESIDENTSVISITORS
City of KnoxvilleContact Us
I Want To...
Download Permits & Forms »
Find City Court Info »
Find Next Brush Pickup Date »
Report Traffic Issue »
Retrieve Impounded Vehicle »
News
Utility Work to Reroute Cumberland Avenue Commuters »
City Releases New Greenways Map »
KUB Construction to Close South Central Street for 2 Months »
New Parking Meters to be Tested Out - Pay to Park on Market Square with Coins or Credit Card »
Knoxville Police Department Graduates New Recruit Class »
Knoxville Police Select Dodge Charger as Future Patrol Vehicle »
Demolition Work Starts at Lakeshore Park »
Bicycle Facilities Plan »
Downtown Circulation and Mobility Plan »
Mobile Food Vendor Program »
Civil Rights Act Anniversary »
Concerts on Market Square »
Cumberland Connection Blog »
Engineering Department Project Blog »
Like the City on Facebook® »
Follow the City on Twitter »
View Press Releases »
Click Here for Printer Friendly Version
NEWS RELEASES
City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor
FOLLOW THE MAYOR
www.facebook.com/mayorrogero
www.twitter.com/mayorrogero

For Immediate Release
February Sweeps in Brush Collection Season
Click Here  Feb. 1 for Brush Pickup Schedule
Click Here Feb. 1 for Brush Pickup Schedule
January 27, 2012 - With the beginning of February comes the start of Brush Collection season for Knoxville residents - just in time to prepare yards for the spring.

The Public Service Department announced that City crews will begin collecting brush and other household yard waste from Feb. 1st until Oct. 31st.

Last year, the department had plenty of work to do. More than 5,500 tons of brush were picked up from Knoxville streets in the aftermath of violent June storms alone; and in 2011 the City collected more than 33,000 tons of yard waste. Those storms knocked down hundreds of trees across the city.

"Our crews worked overtime to remove all of that debris," said David Brace, Director for the Public Service Department. "This year, we are hoping for a more normal brush collection, but we will be prepared for whatever comes our way."

The City picks up household brush in neighborhoods every two weeks; it then collects leaves three to four times from each home from Nov. 1st until the end of January - during annual leaf season.

During brush collections, yard waste should be placed next to the street in an unobstructed area and kept separate from other trash or debris. On each two-week cycle, an approximately 6' x 6' x 6' pile of brush can be collected. The City asks that to prevent traffic obstructions, residents not place brush piles in streets. Brush should also not be placed in ditches due to stormwater obstruction.

Schedules are subject to change based on weather conditions and other uncontrollable events, so users should periodically check the City's website. Further information is also available by calling 311, which is your direct line to the City of Knoxville and its services.
For Immediate Release
PRESS RELEASE INDEX
Add to Favorites
Adobe PDF Reader
Email Page
Font Smaller
Font Normal
Font Larger
Get Directions
Make Home Page
Print Page
RSS/XML Feed
Search A to Z List
Site Map
Traduzca en Español
Translate to More Languages
Dial 3-1-1 For City Services
311. One Number. One Call.
Click Here for Brush Pickup Schedule
City Departments
Communications »
Community Development »
Community Relations »
Engineering »
Finance Dept. »
Fire Dept. »
Law Dept. »
Mayor's Office »
Parks & Recreation »
Plans Review/Inspections »
Police Dept. »
Policy & Redevelopment »
Public Service »
Special Events »
Sustainability »
List of All Depts. »
Phone List »
Promotions