Bulk Leaf Collection Update 11/21/19:
There is currently a high volume of leaves that have been dropped from trees around the City. Due to the increased volume of leaves, collection routes are taking longer than earlier in the season to complete.
This year the Public Works Department has added a dump truck to their cache of leaf equipment that is increasing the capacity of leaves they are able to transport at one time. This equipment has assisted in the process, but residents can still expect delays compared to the pace set earlier in the season when fewer leaves were on the ground.
With the current volume levels, it takes crews anywhere from 14 to 21 days to make a complete route over the entire city. If Public Works is collecting leaves at a resident’s home they can expect to see crews back in their area in two to three weeks. Following the peak of the collection season, the crews’s turnaround time will be shorter as less leaves are being collected.
On October 14, 2019, the City of Hendersonville will begin their Fall bulk leaf collection for City residents. Bulk leaf collection will continue throughout the season and conclude on December 31.
Residents are asked NOT to bag their leaves; simply rake leaves as close to the street, curb, or sidewalk as possible without placing the leaves in the roadway or on the sidewalk. Keeping leaf piles out of the roadways and sidewalks help prevent them from being washed into the storm drain which can cause flooding. This leaf collection process is separate from brush collection crews; therefore, residents will need to keep their brush and leaves in separate piles until bulk leaf collection has concluded at the end of the year. Spring bulk leaf collection typically occurs during the month of March.
It is not necessary for the public to contact Public Works with leaf pick-up requests as this service is automatically provided to City residents. Leaf piles are picked up from homes about every 10 to 14 days but, depending on the volume of leaves placed out for collection, the piles could be picked up sooner or later than that time frame.
For questions about this project, please call the Public Works Department at (828) 697-3084.