Seasonal Programs

Fall Leaves

Mowing over leaves to mulch them back into your lawn is a great option for reducing waste. Mulching not only returns vital nutrients to the soil, but experts say that it can help your grass grow even better the following year!

Never blow leaves into the street! If you see Street Sweeping signs posted on your street, please make sure to move your vehicle so any leaves that fell naturally on the street can be properly cleaned. 

Leaf Drop-Off Sites
The Metro Public Works free leaf drop-off sites will be open Tuesday-Saturdays, November 7 through December 9. Drop-off will not be available on November 23 and 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. All sites will close at 1 p.m. on November 22 and at noon on November 25.

Only leaves will be accepted. Leaves can be loose, in paper/compostable bags, or reusable containers. Containers used to bring leaves to the drop-off sites must be taken back by residents.

Locations and hours:

Public Works Yard, 10500 Lower River Road (enter from Bethany Lane)
Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Public Works East District Operations Center, 595 N Hubbards Lane
Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Shawnee Park, 230 Southwestern Parkway (Athletic Complex)
Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Waste Reduction Center, 636 Meriwether Avenue
Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

All sites will close at 1 p.m. on Nov 22 and at noon on Nov 25.

Christmas Tree Drop-Off 

Metro Public Works offers free Christmas tree drop-off service seasonally. Dates and locations to be determined.


Winter Yard Waste Schedule

Since the amount of yard waste generated is far less in the winter, the schedule is adjusted for a more efficient collection. From mid-January to mid-March yard waste will be collected EVERY OTHER WEEK on the opposite week of recycling. Residents do NOT need to make a request for yard waste collection. The Recycle Coach calendar will be adjusted when dates are decided and residents can view their calendar and set reminders using the app. 

Check back in January for the schedule.






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