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Johnson City announces spring leaf collection

Staff Report • Mar 14, 2013 at 10:31 AM

Johnson City’s annual spring leaf collection will take place April 1-12.

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 — no later than 7 a.m. on April 1 to ensure pickup.

Leaves will not be collected in alleys. All leaf piles should be free of trash, debris and limbs or they will not be collected.

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 and limbs generated by routine maintenance of property by the resident.

Preparation and collection guidelines:

• 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 such objects 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 could result in a court citation.

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