Autumn Leaf Collection

Autumn Leaf Collection


The City of Springfield provides bagged leaf collection service to residential customers during the fall season. The city does not collect loose leaves. Please bag your leaves if you want them collected.  

Bagged leaf collection service begins on the 4th Monday in October and continues until three days before Christmas. After this date only three bags of leaves at a time, at the driver's discretion, will be collected with your regular weekly trash cart day until all bagged leaves are gone.

A leaf removal truck will operate on a daily basis and will remove bagged leaves as your street is service. It is not necessary to call for this service as our crew will routinely check each city street.

Autumn leaf bag collection service is not available at apartments, condominiums or businesses. If you (owner, landlord or tenant) hire someone to bag your leaves, be sure that the cost of hauling the bags away is included in the price. Do not leave bags for collection by the city.

Contact Us

  1. Public Works Department
    2809 Clinard Drive
    Springfield, TN 37172
    Phone: 615-384-2746
    Fax: 615-382-2205

    Office Hours
    Monday - Friday
    7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    Allan S. Ellis, PE
    Director of Public Works
    Email the Department

    Staff Directory

Believe it or not, there is a right way and a wrong way to set out your bagged leaves for collection. Your cooperation will enable us to provide better collection service in an efficient and dependable manner

Bagged Leaves DOs and DON'Ts

Right Way Wrong Way
Put bagged leaves at the edge of YOUR
property, close enough to the curb (but not in the ditch or on the sidewalk) for the crew to reach it. It is considered illegal dumping if you put ANY debris on property that does not belong to you.
If you (owner, landlord or occupant) hire someone to bag your leaves, be sure that the cost of hauling the bags away is included in the price. Do not leave bags for collection by the city.
Only bags of leaves can be put by the curb for the leaf crew. Extra household bags will not be collected and you will be cited.
If household trash or other debris (limbs, rocks, etc.) is found in your bags of leaves they will not be collected. 
LEAVES ONLY
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After Christmas, only three bag of leaves at a time, can be placed next to your trash cart for weekly residential collection until all bags are gone.
Do not put leaves or bagged leaves in ditches or  street where they can be washed into a storm sewer or catch basin and clog up drainage systems.
Only the driver travels with each truck; no other crew members are there to move bags or separate items that don't belong in leaf bags.
Bagged leaves are not collected from apartments, condominiums, businesses or from vacant lots or properties. 

(adapted from https://www.nashville.gov/Public-Works/Neighborhood-Services/Yard-Waste-Composting/Brush-Yard-Waste-Collection.aspx)