KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — As fall begins, leaves are beginning to fall and many cities will begin picking up fallen leaves.

Maryville and Sevierville will begin collecting fallen leaves in October, Knoxville and Oak Ridge‘s pick-up starting in November. In Gatlingburg, leaf pick can be scheduled throughout the fall.

Requirements for Loose Leaf Pickup

  • Leaves should be close to the curb, and outside of fenced areas
  • Rocks, sticks, branches and other debris should be removed
  • Leaves should not be placed on the street to avoid clogging storm drains


Maryville’s collection begins on Monday, October 17. Leaf pickup operates on the same schedule as brush and junk collection. Each zone will have one pickup per month, and pickup will continue through the end of the year. The city will also have an additional leaf pickup in the spring. For more information visit or call 273-3302.


Leaf collection begins on October 17 and will run through mid-January 2023. Residents can choose between bagged leaf collection or vacuum leaf (loose-leaf) collection. The Public Works Department will collect bagged leaves, along with other bagged yard waste, during bulk rubbish/junk collection on a bi-weekly basis. For vacuum leaf collection, the department will vacuum leaves every two weeks. If you have any questions about leaf collection, contact the Public Works Department at 865-429-4567.


In Knoxville, leaf collection begins in November and runs through February. During this time, the normal two-week brush schedule is suspended and all Service Department resources concentrate on collecting leaves. To find when pickup will take place on our street, click here For any additional information, call 311 or 865-215-4311

Oak Ridge

Leaf pickup begins the week of Thanksgiving on Nov. 21 in Oak Ridge. Leaves inside plastic bags will also be picked up at the curb along with loose leaves. To find out more about leaf pickup, visit


In Gatlinburg, leaf pickup and brush and junk pickup can be scheduled by calling the Street Department at (865) 430-1370. All brush, junk or leaves must be placed near the road, which can be easily accessed by Street Department employees.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The dates in this story have been updated for the 2022 Fall Season.