OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- People living in Oak Ridge will have a chance to get their leaves picked up by the city in November. The citywide leaf pickup program starts November 19.
The schedule may vary due to the amount of leaves and weather conditions. In order to have their leaves picked up, residents need to follow these guidelines:
-Residents should place their leaves near, but not beyond the curb. Leaves are not to be placed in the street due to possible clogging of storm drains and posing a traffic hazard. Hazards so created will be removed by the City at the resident's expense.
-Leaves should be free of tree branches and twigs as these can cause the leaf vacuums to clog. Because of their impact on production, leaf piles found to contain these items will not be picked up.
-All leaves must be placed outside fenced areas. Leaves in plastic bags will also be picked up at the curb during the scheduled program.
-Only leaves will be collected during this fall's program. Citizens are reminded that the leaf pickup program typically begins the Monday before Thanksgiving each year, while the citywide household trash and brush pickup programs are held during April and May.