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Leaf Collection

Hopkinsville's annual leaf collection began Tuesday, November 1, 2016 and continues through January 31, 2017.  As part of the program, leaves will be collected by large vacuum trucks that cross each section of the city, making two complete passes through each neighborhood and multiple passes on major thoroughfares.   


Both regularly scheduled passes of the city have been made. 

Leaves will now be collected on regular route days.

Leaves must be bagged in brown compost bags only. 

The public is reminded that residential garbage and trash collection routes will continue unaffected during leaf collection season.  Residents who use compostable bags should call the Solid Waste office at one of the following numbers to have those bags picked within 48 hours: (270) 887-6245, (270) 887-6244, (270) 887-6246, or (270) 887-6247.  

Guide to Quality Service  Help speed up leaf collections by taking note of the following guidelines. 

  • Follow leaf collection progress on this website, Facebook, or Twitter.  Also, be on the lookout for signs in your neighborhood. 
  • Be ready on collection day. Crews will make a complete pass through the city before beginning their second pass, so it may be several weeks before they are in your area again.
  • Place leaves curbside and in your yard, not on the sidewalks or edges of driveways and streets, as this obstructs proper drainage.  If you notice drainage grates clogged in your area, please call (270) 890-0600 or visit www.hoptown.org/help to request cleaning.
  • Do not wet leaves. Frozen leaves may damage vacuum equipment.
  • Do not place leaves over water meter covers or other obstructions.
  • Do not mix leaves with limbs, brush, sticks, trash, rocks, bricks, or the like.  Leaves containing these materials may be bypassed in order to prevent equipment damage and collection delays.
  • Do not block leaf piles with vehicles. 

Have additional questions?  Please contact the Hopkinsville Solid Waste Authority at (270) 887-6245.