Please see below for Loose Leaf Season:
Storm Debris Collection Update
To Our Bartlett Residents,
Starting Friday March 25, 2022, we will be returning to our normal Solid Waste Policies for collecting yard waste and mulchable materials. This does include the limit on the amount of debris that can be placed at the curb for collection each week. That limit is 12 cubic yards of yard waste and mulchable materials per week from each residence. That is a pile approximately 13 feet long x 5 feet wide x 5 feet high.
We are also resuming our loose-leaf program on Friday March 25th and will be extending the end date for loose-leaf collection until April 29th. The loose-leaf piles or windrows should be loose leaves only and be free of all other debris such as limbs, sticks, twigs, concrete or bricks. Leaves must be placed no more than five (5) feet from the pavement and at no time should the leaves be placed in the roadway or drainage ditch. If you want your leaves collected in a timelier manner, you can bag your leaves and place them at the curb for collection on your scheduled garbage pickup day. Loose leaves will not be collected on you normal garbage day.
Below are a few tips about how you can help us collect your debris as quickly as possible. You can find our complete Solid Waste Policy on the Solid Waste page of the City’s web site.
- Place all debris in piles by itself. Loose-leaf piles should be leaves only.
- Limbs need to be no longer than 8 feet or larger than 2 feet in diameter.
- Debris and loose-leaf piles need to be place along or beside the roadway.
- DO NOT place any debris or loose leaves in the roadways or drainage ditches.
- Keep your debris and loose-leaf piles away from objects like fire hydrants, mailboxes, phone or cable boxes and light poles.
- Do not place your debris piles under low hanging wires.
- Please do not block access to debris and loose-leaf piles with parked vehicles.
- If you hire a company or individuals to trim your bushes, shrubbery, or trees resulting in more than the twelve (12) cubic yards allowed the company or individuals who were hired to do the work are responsible for the removal and disposal of the debris.
Again, I Thank You for your patience and understanding while we were working through the recovery portion of the ice storm.
Michael J. Adams
Director, Bartlett Public Works
Loose Leaf Season Runs From
November 1st through March 31st
At NO TIME should loose leaves be placed in the roadway or drainage ditch
Leaf Collection Policy:
There are four (4) ways that you can dispose of the leaves from your yard:
- Mulching: This is a simple and natural way to recycle your leaves by mulching them up with your lawn mower. Not only does this allow the natural nutrients to return to the soil it helps the City keep your Solid Waste fees down.
- Yard Waste Carts: The City offers a 95 gallon yard waste cart for purchase to its residents for $55.00. This cart is used for mulchable materials only such as leaves, sticks, and small trimmings and other organic yard waste. Unfortunately these carts cannot be used for grass clippings because there are no mulch contractors that will accept grass clippings. Once purchased the cart is the property of the resident. A maximum of three (3) yard waste carts per residents is allowed.
- Bagging: You can bag your leaves and place them at the curb for collection on your scheduled pickup day. Leaf bags should weigh no more than fifty (50) pounds each. At no time are leaf bags to be placed in the roadway. Leaf bags should not be placed under low hanging power, cable or phone lines, in drainage ditches, around fire hydrants, next to utility poles or their support cables, cable or phone boxes, power transformers or mailboxes.
- Loose Leaf Collection: From November 1st through March 31st only loose leaves will be collected by the City’s leaf vacuum trucks. During this time residents may place their loose leaves at the curb or shoulder of the roadway in a dome shaped pile or windrow. The leaf pile or windrow should be loose leaves only and be free of all other debris such as limbs, sticks or twigs. Leaves must be placed no more than five (5) feet from the pavement and at no time should the leaves be placed in the roadway or drainage ditch. The City’s loose leaf crews will make one full collection of the City before beginning another collection cycle. The time between collections varies depending upon the volume of leaves out for collection. Sometimes it may be four (4) to six (6) weeks between collections. Loose leaves that become scattered after they have been placed in piles or windrows will not be cleaned up by the City.
Items that the Solid Waste Division will NOT collect:
- Bricks or concrete blocks
- Household Hazardous Waste (https://shelbycountytn.gov/439/Household-Hazardous-Waste)
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Please see the provided link for the complete Solid Waste Policy:
What We Do
Our Solid Waste Division is one of the most complete and efficient operations in the State. We recycle roughly 40% of the solid waste generated by our residents through a combination of our yard waste collections and drop-off recycling centers. To learn about these services and more, select from the menu on the left side of this screen.
Sanitation Pickup Schedule
Use the provided interactive map to find out your sanitation pickup schedule for your location.
- New Year's Day
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January observed)
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
Please remember that Solid Waste services will be delayed one day following each of these holidays!