City Ordinance. Sec. 16-4. Residential collection.
f. Leaves. All leaves to be collected by the City shall be placed in the parkway behind the curb line at a location so that access to it is not obstructed by overhanging tree limbs, wires, or other obstacles which would interfere with mechanical collection. Leaves should be placed in bio-degradable bags in order to help with composition. Leaves shall not be placed in City-supplied containers. Twenty-five (25) or more bags should be called in for special pickup and shall be assessed a charge in accordance with the fee schedule in this Article.
The route will generally pick up the bags of leaves and a charge will be made to the customer's water bill for any amount over 25 bags. Please contact us at 903-531-1388 if you have any questions, or to call in a special pick up of your leaves.
Due to the design of the fully automated trucks, leaf bags cannot be picked up if you do not place your city cart out. Customers are not to place leaf bags into the cart themselves, but the route driver will have to use your cart to get the bags into the top opening of the fully automated trucks. There is not an opening at the back of the trucks, so the route men are not able to throw them in by hand any longer.