Seasonal Programs


Leaf Drop-Off 

Metro Public Works is offering a free leaf drop-off service November 10 through December 12. Drop-off will not be available on November 26 and 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Only loose leaves will be accepted. Containers used to bring leaves to the drop-off sites must be disposed of off-site by residents.

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 Hubbards Lane

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.


Christmas Tree Composting

After Christmas, residents with City curbside yard waste pick-up may set their Christmas trees and greenery out on their regular collection day. Free drop-off will also be provided. Dates to be determined. 


Winter Yard Waste Schedule

Every winter, yard waste is collected by request only. During this time yard waste crews will only service households who made a request for collection the week before.  

2021 dates:

January 18 - April 2

How to make a request:

  1. Call 311 or 574-5000 or email [email protected] 
  2. Be prepared with the following information or include in your email: First and last name, address, phone number, set out location (front, rear, side, alley, etc.), and approximate number of containers, bags, or bundles.
  3. Your appointment will be scheduled on your regular collection day THE FOLLOWING WEEK. (Example: If your regular yard waste collection day is Thursday, and your request is made on Monday, February 8, your yard waste will not be collected until Thursday, February 18.) 
  4. Set out yard waste no earlier than 4 p.m. the day before your appointment and no later than 6 a.m. the day of your appointment.