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Leaf Collection

Effective Monday, April 2, 2018, the City of Chattanooga Department of Public Works announces the conclusion of Loose Leaf Collection. Although, leaf season has concluded, citizens are still able to request brush and bagged yard waste collection by contacting 311 at 423-643-6311 or by email at Request can also be submitted by downloading the CHATT311 app on your Apple or Android device as well as submitting your request online.

The City of Chattanooga, Public Works Department announces with the continuation of on demand and route leaf collection, leaf mulch is available and is free of charge to City of Chattanooga and Hamilton County residents, as well as businesses. Citizens and businesses are able to go to the Wood Recycle Center at 4063 North Hawthorne Street, to receive their leaf mulch. Crews will be available to load the leaf mulch. Leaf mulch is great and can be used for your vegetable gardens, flower beds and around shrubs and trees!

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 throughout the year.

Wood Recycle and Compost Waste Facility
Leaves and brush may also be disposed of at the Wood Recycling Center located at 4063 North Hawthorne Street. (map)

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.


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  


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