The City of Sevierville Public Works Department announces that leaf collection is ongoing and is scheduled to conclude January 19, 2007. This date may be adjusted if warranted by weather conditions.
Since October, almost 300 tons of loose leaves (compared to 200 tons in 2005) and over 800 bags of leaves have been collected.
Residents may choose either of the following leaf collection alternatives. Please read each alternative carefully and direct any questions you may have to the Public Works Department at 429-4567. Residents are also reminded that bagged leaves will be collected the day after their normal garbage pick-up. Biodegradable bags are available at no charge, as long as supplies last, at City Hall and the Public Works facility.
Vacuum Leaf Collection
The Public Works Department will make every effort to be in your neighborhood every two weeks to vacuum loose leaves. During peak periods or equipment breakdown pickup may take longer. The City has been divided into three sections. Once crews make a complete sweep of the City they will start over and make another complete sweep. This method of collection will be used throughout the leaf collection season. NO SPECIAL PICKUPS WILL BE MADE.
Tips for Vacuum Leaf Collection:
Rake leaves in rows no more than 4 feet wide.
Do not park vehicles in front of leaf piles.
Remove limbs, rocks, and other debris.
Do not place leaves in street.
Bagged Leaf Collection
The Public Works Department will collect bagged leaves citywide on a weekly basis, along normal garbage collection routes. A rear loading garbage truck will collect bagged leaves. The City will provide residents with biodegradable bags at no charge, as long as supplies last. These bags may be picked up at City Hall, 120 Gary Wade Blvd., between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or the Public Works Facility, 310 Robert Henderson Rd., between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Bagged leaves will be picked-up at curbside one business day after your regular garbage collection day. (If your can is emptied on Friday, bagged leaves will be picked up on Monday.) Collection period for bagged leaves will be the same as loose-leaf pickup.
If you have any questions regarding leaf collection, please contact the Public Works Department at 429-4567.