(Oct. 1 - Dec. 31, 2021) LEAF PICKUP for residents inside the Murfreesboro city limits. City residents are asked to place loose leaves within five to 10 feet of the street so leaf vacuums can reach them easily. Leaves should not be placed out in the street, since this causes traffic hazards and potential drainage problems. Under the new Revised Solid Waste Ordinance reflecting Best Practices, yard trimmings for curbside pick-up should be placed in biodegradable paper bags available at your local grocery or hardware store. However, during peak leaf disposal, Oct. 1-Jan. 31, loose leaves can be piled curbside free of charge, but should not cover or clog storm sewers. This improper placement can hamper the system’s ability to convey storm water as well as adversely affect water quality in our streams and rivers. For more information on the Fall Leaf Collection program, contact Solid Waste Director Russell Gossett at 615-893-3681 or email@example.com or Public Works Division Executive Director Raymond Hillis at 615-893-4380 or firstname.lastname@example.org.