Fall Leaf Collection

October 15 - December 31

Public Works Collection Schedule - December 12, 2018 Update

The Public Works Department will resume their regular garbage, recycling and brush collection schedule on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 7am. Crews plan to resume picking up any brush that is not covered by snow and will continue the process as our area thaws. Leaf collection will be delayed until after the snow has melted.

We thank our residents for their patience and flexibility as crews have worked through the winter storm and its aftermath.


This is the time of year where leaf collection is the heaviest in our area. The City of Hendersonville Public Works Department is actively working to get the leaves picked up on all streets within the city limits as well as the city parks and Oakdale Cemetery. Additional temporary staff has been hired and the department responsible for leaf collection will begin working ten-hour days starting on Monday, December 3, 2018, and will continue this schedule for the next couple of weeks to get through this period. 

The Public Works Department is currently removing leaves at a rate of 175 to 200 cubic yards of ground leaves per day which equates to approximately 80 to 100 tons per day depending on moisture content. We anticipate finishing the latest round through the city (which started roughly two weeks ago) by mid-next week and plan to make two more complete rounds before the end of December. 

Residents are asked to rake their leaves as close to the street, curb or sidewalk as possible without placing the leaves in the road or on the sidewalk. Residents do not need to call for this service because Public Works staff will continue collecting leaves throughout the month of December. This collection process is separate from brush collection crews; residents are asked to keep their brush and leaves in separate piles.

Residents are asked to not bag their leaves. We ask residents not to place their leaves in the road as they could be washed down to the storm drain and cause flooding in the roadway.


On Monday, October 15, 2018, the City of Hendersonville will begin their bulk fall leaf collection for City Residents.  Collection will continue until the end of December.  Residents are asked to rake their leaves as close to the street, curb or sidewalk as possible without placing the leaves in the road or on the sidewalk. Residents do not need to call for this service because our staff will continue collecting leaves through December.  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.

This collection process is separate from our brush collection crews so residents will need to keep the brush and leaves in separate piles. 

Residents are asked to not bag their leaves.

Residents are asked not to place their leaves in the road as they could be washed down to the storm drain and cause flooding in the road.

For questions about this project, please call the Public Works Department at (828) 697-3084.

Posted by Tammie D Thursday, October 4, 2018 10:41:00 AM