City of Hendersonville issues leaf collection update

Press release from the City of Hendersonville:

This is the time of year where leaf collection is the heaviest in our area. The City of Hendersonville Public Works Department is actively working to get the leaves picked up on all streets within the city limits as well as the city parks and Oakdale Cemetery. Additional temporary staff has been hired, and the department responsible for leaf collection will begin working ten-hour days starting on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 and will continue this schedule for the next couple of weeks to get through this period.

The Public Works Department is currently removing leaves at a rate of 175 to 200 cubic yards of ground leaves per day, which equates to approximately 80 to 100 tons per day, depending on moisture content. We anticipate finishing the latest round through the city (which started roughly two weeks ago) by mid-next week and plan to make two more complete rounds before the end of December.

Residents are asked to rake their leaves as close to the street, curb or sidewalk as possible without placing the leaves in the road or on the sidewalk. Residents do not need to call for this service because Public Works staff will continue collecting leaves throughout the month of December. This collection process is separate from brush collection crews; residents are asked to keep their brush and leaves in separate piles.

Residents are asked to not bag their leaves. We ask residents not to place their leaves in the road as they could be washed down to the storm drain and cause flooding in the roadway.

For more information, contact Allison Nock at 828-697-3001 or

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