Fall Bulk Leaf Collection 2021

Update 11/29/21:

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.

Public Works crews are working as quickly as they can, 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 20-28 days to make a complete route over the entire city. (Meaning if Public Works is collecting leaves at a resident’s home they can expect to see crews back in their area in three to four weeks during this time of the year.)

Following the peak of the collection season, the crews' turnaround time will be shorter as less leaves are being collected. We appreciate your patience. 


On October 18, 2021, the City of Hendersonville will begin their fall bulk leaf collection service for City residents. Bulk leaf collection will continue throughout the fall season and conclude on December 30.

During bulk leaf collection, City residents should pile loose leaves as close to the street, curb, or sidewalk as possible without placing the leaves in the roadway or on the sidewalk. Leaves should not be bagged by City of Hendersonville residents.

Residents can help prevent safety hazards by keeping leaf piles out of the sidewalks. Obstructed sidewalks may force people to walk into the street and pose a danger for pedestrians and motorists. Keeping leaf piles out of the roadways and sidewalks also helps prevent debris from being washed into the storm drains which can cause flooding.

The bulk 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. Leaf piles should be free of tree limbs or other objects that may damage collection equipment. 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 every ten to fourteen 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 service, please call the Public Works Department at (828) 697-3084.