Friday, August 12, 2011

Brush Pick Up for Area Between Dickerson and Gallatin

Metro Nashville Public Works will begin Brush and Leaf collections in Area 1 on Tuesday, August 23, 2011.

To ensure that your brush will be collected, you should have limbs and all other yard waste out and ready for pick-up on the date above. Place only limbs, branches and true yard waste by the curb for brush crews. Lumber, household trash and other types of debris found in your brush pile means it won’t get picked up.

Brush piles should not be placed close to mailboxes, utility poles, fences, trees or other stationary objects. The mechanical arm of the knuckle boom truck needs enough room to lift the brush pile up and into the trailer 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.

Place leaves in biodegradable paper bags only. Paper biodegradable bags can be purchased at most hardware stores, Kroger, Wal-Mart, Target, Home Depot, etc. Public Works also has a supply of these bags available for purchase at the Omohundro Convenience Center: 5 bags for $3.00 and 10 bags for $6.00. Plastic bags will not be picked up.

Route 1 boundaries are between Dickerson Pike and Gallatin Pike. From North First Street to the Sumner County line (excluding Goodlettsville).

For more info, review details for each route and the Brush "Do's & Don'ts".