The City of Knoxville’s Public Works Department will resume brush collection beginning on Monday, March 5.

Yard waste should be placed at the curb, must be kept separate from trash, and be raked or placed within 6x6x6 foot piles. All tree work completed at a residential property by a private contractor, tree trimmer, or anyone performing work for profit is responsible for the removal of the brush they generate.

The brush collection was on pause from November through February while leaf pickup season was in full force. During this last leaf collection, City crews picked up 5,100 tons of leaves. In a normal brush collection season, City crews will pick up five times that amount.

To obtain brush collection schedules for your neighborhood, call 311 or go online to