The City of Kingsport will end its annual bulk leaf collection service this week. Friday (January 13) will be the last day crews will be out collecting leaves.
For more information on where the trucks are working, call the Leaf Line at 423-224-2429 or visit www.kingsporttn.gov and search ‘leaf line’.
As a reminder, residents can always bag leaves and place them with the yard waste, and they will be picked up on the regularly scheduled trash/yard waste collection day.
Residents can also wait until the city’s annual clean-up week in March, where the streets and sanitation department will send the leaf collection trucks out through the entire city one last time.
Kingsport has provided an annual leaf collection service for decades, where the city is divided into six zones during this time with each zone serviced at least nine times from October until the middle of January.
Normally, between 1,800 and 2,000 tons of leaves are collected each year. The leaves are taken to the city’s demolition landfill where they are composted and used for city projects.