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When setting out brush, leaves and grass clippings for collection, be sure to follow the guidelines below.
Metro Brush and Yard Waste Collection Guidelines
|Put brush out before the first day the trucks are scheduled to be in your Area.||Do not stack brush against trees, fences, utility poles or other stationary objects.*|
|Place your brush where your garbage is collected – at the curb if your trash is collected there or in the alley if you have alley trash collection.||Do not place brush, clippings and/or leaves where they can be washed into a storm sewer, catch basin or stream and clog up drainage systems.|
|Leaves and grass clippings can be put out with your limbs and other brush in brown paper bags ONLY. Plastic bags will not be accepted.||Do not include limbs longer than 15 feet, or stumps with root balls and dirt.|
*REMEMBER: The mechanical arm of the knuckle boom truck needs enough room to lift the brush pile up and into the trailer that is pulled behind the truck. Only the driver travels with each truck; no other crew members are there to move piles or separate items that don’t belong in a brush pile.
Brush and yard waste (grass, leaves, etc.) from commercial tree and landscaping services must be disposed of by the company and not left for collection by Metro. (According to Metro Code 10.20.085.) If you hire someone to cut your brush, be sure that the cost of hauling the brush, yard waste and other debris away is included in the price.
Brush is collected by Metro in the Urban Services District and the General Services District but NOT in satellite / self-incorporated cities such as Forest Hills, Berry Hill, and Belle Meade. Residents of those areas should contact their city officials for the services available.