The City of Tullahoma Public Works Department is nearing the completion of leaf pick-up. Public Works has started its final round of curbside leaf collection. Residents are asked to have the leaves curbside immediately. “All residential areas have been serviced at least three times during the leaf pick-up cycle,” said Director of Public Works, Butch Taylor. “Once we complete leaf season, the leaf-boxes will be removed from the dump trucks, so they can be used for other projects.”
Leaves should be raked as close to the street or existing ditches as possible, but not into the street or ditch. If there is a ditch, leaves should be left on the property owner’s side of the ditch. Crews will gather all leaves raked for collection in this manner. Check your schedule at the City’s web site http://www.tullahomatn.gov/leaf-collection-routes/ or contact the Public Works Department at 454-1768. Residents are asked to keep in mind that the schedule is not precise but a guide to show how the work is progressing.
Taylor added that after this last cycle, the city will pick up leaves if they are bagged in biodegradable green bags and placed at the curb. One call to Public Works at 454-1768, and your bags will be picked up within 72 hours. These bags are then composted and mulched.
- Please rake your leaves in piles not exceeding two feet in depth;
- Please do not place your leaves more than five feet from the curb or shoulder;
- Please do not block storm drain inlets;
- Please do not mix tree limbs or stumps, metal, lumber or any other debris with your leaves. This may injure our employees or damage the equipment.