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Brush Collection


Collection Method

  • Solid Waste collection as it pertains to brush, bulk trash, and leaves will now be collected by areas.
  • The city is broken down into 4 areas: Area 1, Area 2, Area 3, and Area 4 
  • To view your area for pick up click here
  • All collection trucks will stay in an area for a week

 

Guidelines

  • Wood waste may not be larger than 8-ft in length, 18-in in diameter, and 4 ft in height.
  • Brush piles must not have garbage or other refuse stacked on top or intermixed.
  • Brush must be separated out from bulk trash and leaves
  • Small amounts of brush, bagged leaves, and bagged grass clippings may be placed inside your garbage container for weekly collection.
  • LAND CLEARING WILL NOT BE COLLECTED
  • Do not approach collection trucks while they are collecting.
  • Brush should be natural wood such as tree limbs and hedge bushes. 
  • No treated wood such as 2x4's, cross-ties, particle boards, and pallets.

 

Placement

  • Brush must be assembled at only one location adjacent to or on the property where it was generated.
  • Place brush separate from other items and at least 5 feet away from parked cars, mailboxes, and all other objects.
  • Brush should be placed as near as practicable to a public street in front of the residence. Do not block the roadway, sidewalk, drainage ditch, or catch basins.
  • Do not place brush over water meters or under low-hanging wires.
  • Do not place brush in alleyways.

 

Contractors and Businesses

  • Contractors who perform land clearing are not eligible for service.
  • Businesses are not eligible for collection.

 

Brush and Bulk Trash Collection

 

 

Chattanooga, Tenn., Residents will no longer call 311 to schedule brush and bulk trash collection services. We're optimizing our collection methods for yard waste and bulk trash to ensure all areas receive collection. We have divided the city into four service areas to ensure every street receives collection. Collection trucks will remain in each area on a weekly basis before rotating to the next area.

 

Residents should prepare their yard waste and bulk trash by separating piles for removal the week collection trucks will be in their area.  You should prepare yard waste and bulk trash to be at the curb no later than Monday morning (7:00 am). 

Additionally, signs will be posted at major intersections within that week's service area. 

You can also view your service area by entering your address at  https://bit.ly/3IZDvZ5.

We will begin picking up in the following areas and on the following dates:

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2023/24 Brush and Bulk Collection Schedule

  •  Area 1: Lookout Valley, St Elmo, Alton Park, East Lake (Blue)

 

     November 6 – November 22 (3 Consecutive Weeks)

     January 8 – January 19 (2 Consecutive Weeks)

     March 4 – March 8

     April 1 – April 5

     April 29 – May 3

     May 27 – May 31

     June 24 – June 28

     July 22 – July 26

     August 19 – August 23

     September 16 – September 20

     October 14 – October 18

 

  •  Area 2: North Chattanooga, Hixson (Green)

 

     November 27 – December 8 (2 Consecutive Weeks)

     January 22 – February 2 (2 Consecutive Weeks)

     March 11 – March 15

     April 8 – April 12

     May 6 – May 10

     June 3- June 7

     July 1 – July 5

     July 29 – August 2

     August 26 – August 30

     September 23 – September 27

     October 21 – October 25

 

  •  Area 3: Brainerd, East Chattanooga (Yellow)

 

December 11 – December 21 (2 Consecutive Weeks)

February 5 – February 16 (2 Consecutive Weeks)

March 18 – March 22

April 15 – April 19

May 13 – May 17

June 10 – June 14

July 8 – July 12

August 5 – August 9

September 2 – September 6

September 30 – October 4

October 28 – November 1

 

  •  Area 4: East Brainerd. Highway 58 (Orange)

 

December 26 – January 5 (2 Consecutive Weeks)

      February 19 – March 1 (2 Consecutive Weeks)

      March 18 – March 22

      April 22 – April 26

      May 20 – May 24

      June 17 – June 21

      July 15 – July 19

      August 12 – August 16

      September 9 – September 13

      October 7 – October 11

Below is a comprehensive list of how to set out your brush, loose leaves, and bulk trash.

  • Piles should be positioned as close as possible to a public street in front of the residence without blocking the roadway, sidewalks, drainage ditches, or catch basins.
  • Wood waste may not be larger than eight feet in length, eighteen inches in diameter, or four ft. in height.
  • Bulk, brush, wood, and yard waste must be separated into their own piles and not be intermixed with other refuse. 

 

To see a full list of guidelines, visit our website at https://chattanooga.gov/public-works/city-wide-services/brush-collection



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About The City of  Chattanooga Department of Public Works

The Department of Public Works consists of several divisions including: Street Maintenance Division, Street and Traffic Division, Engineering Division, Development Review and Permitting Division, Stormwater Division, and Wastewater Division. The Department is responsible for planning, developing, and maintaining the City's infrastructure, treating wastewater, and collecting solid waste and materials for recycling.

 

Wood Recycling Center
Brush may also be disposed of at the Wood Recycling Center located at 4063 North Hawthorne Street (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

Mission:
Serve people with integrity and improve the infrastructure and environment through excellence.


1250 Market Street
Chattanooga TN 37402 (map)
(423) 643-6311

311@chattanooga.gov  

 

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