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Johnson City leaf collection starts Oct. 30

Johnson City Press • Updated Oct 17, 2017 at 6:39 PM

Johnson City will start fall leaf collection on Monday, Oct. 30, and continue through Wednesday, Dec. 20. Several trucks will be used throughout the city and a minimum of three pick-ups should occur within each neighborhood during the leaf collection period.

Residents are asked not to bag leaves and to have leaves piled behind the curb (not in front of the curb or on the street). Leaves will not be collected in alleys. All leaf piles should be free of trash, debris and limbs or they will not be collected.

Citizens may also request delivery of full container loads of leaves within city limits. Containers carry approximately 18 cubic yards or three tons of leaves.

As a reminder, brush collection takes place year-round but may be altered due to leaf collection. The city defines brush as tree trimmings, shrubbery (with no roots), limbs, etc., generated by routine maintenance of a property by the homeowner.

Here are some collection guidelines to help homeowners as they clear brush and prepare for fall yard work:

• Brush piles must not exceed 10-foot lengths, must be piled straight and placed behind or on the curb for collection. Do not place brush on center medians or islands.

• Do not place brush next to objects such as fences, guy wires and poles or under trees. Equipment is restricted in those areas.

• Brush may not be mixed with other debris. Brush mixed with leaves, grass, lumber, dirt, rock, concrete, building materials or other debris will not be collected until properly separated.

Anyone hired to trim or remove trees, shrubs, etc., is required to remove the resulting brush from the property. Failure to do so may result in a court citation.

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