Chipper & Leaf / Limb Services

The City contracts for free monthly pickup of typical yard wastes such as tree limbs, shrubbery pruning (no roots or dirt), and bagged leaves or trimmings done by Oak Hill residents. If you hire professionals to do your tree and shrubbery trimming, be sure to inform them that it is their responsibility to dispose of the waste. The City will not clean up after contractors.

Chipper Service Collection Zones

The City has revised the schedule and routes of its free monthly pickup of typical yard wastes such as tree limbs, shrubbery pruning, and bagged leaves or trimmings done by Oak Hill residents only.

Oak Hill is now divided into four zones with collection during a six-day time span of each month.

  • Zone 1, bounded by Woodmont Boulevard, I-65, Redwood Drive, and Franklin Pike, is collected the first week of the month.
  • Zone 2, bounded by Woodmont, Glen Leven Drive, Battery Lane, General Bate Drive, and Caldwell Lane, gets pickup the second week of the month.
  • Zone 3, located between Glen Leven Drive, Franklin Pike, Tyne, and Granny White, is set for the third week of the month.
  • Zone 4, between Tyne Boulevard, Franklin Pike, Old Hickory Boulevard, Otter Creek Road, and Granny White Pike, is collected the fourth week of the month.
A map of Oak Hill dividing the town into 4 zones for yard waste pickup.
Homes on Franklin, Tyne, Battery, Old Hickory Boulevard and Granny White will not get collected during the regular days but between the 25th and the end of the month.

City to Enforce Rules for Chipper Materials

The City began adhering to its guidelines for collection of chipper material effective October 1, 2013. These guidelines have been in place for many years, but have rarely been enforced over roughly the past five years.

Collecting materials outside existing guidelines costs the City about $50,000 extra per year. Adhering to these guidelines is necessary to maintain this as a free service for all residents of Oak Hill and to ensure that no one overly burdens the chipper service to the detriment of other residents.  

Guidelines for Yard Waste

  • Place leaves, small clippings, and grass in bags.
  • Bags cannot exceed 50 pounds.
  • Do not place bagged leaves in ditches, other drainage structures, or in the road. The right-of-way typically extends 10 to 12 feet beyond the pavement and leaves will be collected anywhere within this area.
  • Do not put dirt, rocks, or trash, including flower pots, papers, or animal feces in leaf bags.
  • Make sure there are no foreign objects such as metal, plastic, or glass in the material.
  • Stack limbs and twigs with cut ends toward the street.
  • Limbs should be stacked in a straight and orderly fashion.
  • Limbs larger than four inches in diameter will not be collected.
  • Do not leave materials with roots or dirtballs attached.
  • The City will not collect materials prepared by professionally licensed and insured companies or by hired crews. These companies are responsible for removing the materials that they generate.
  • Since this service is intended for routine yard maintenance, the maximum quantity that will be collected in one month is approximately 15 feet long, 6 feet wide, and 5 feet high. A professional company should be hired to remove larger volumes of material.
  • Arrangements can be made with the City’s service provider directly between the resident and the company to dispose of materials in excess of this policy. However, the resident may choose to use any service provider, not just the city contracted one.
  • Service is provided once per month with the date dependent upon the most recently approved zone collection schedule.