Brush & Leaf Collection

City trucks provide brush pick up to Gallatin trash customers. Currently, brush pickup circles through the city every four to six weeks, depending on the amount of brush being cut and the waiting time to drop loads at the Sumner County Resource Authority.

This free service includes disposal of limbs, branches, logs and shrubbery. One residential pick-up can not exceed 20 cubic yards per visit. A fee in the amount of $75 per load is charged for larger amounts.

Brush Pickup Guidelines

  • Resident must be a current Gallatin trash customer to receive brush pickup.
  • Limbs and logs must be no longer than 15 feet
  • Brush must be placed within two feet of the edge of roadway / sidewalk / curb, with limbs / logs facing the same direction.
  • Brush should be free of any other debris (i.e. paper, furniture, treated or painted wood).
  • Place brush away from driveways or intersections in a manner that does not reduce visibility.
  • Brush shall not be placed in the sidewalk or roadway travel paths.

Leaf Pick Up

The City of Gallatin has changed our leaf-pickup service. During leaf-collection season, call public works to notify us you have a leaf pickup at 615-452-2147. Public Works crews will collect leaves in paper leaf bags on the day after your normal trash day. Gallatin is joining cities all over the nation that are processing the leaves with other organic material rather than sending them to the traditional landfill.
Line of nine brown paper bags on sidewalk below tree

Biodegradable Bag Collection

Leaf bags are collected from November to February one day after your regular trash collection.
  • Leaves in plastic bags will not be collected.
  • Place your bags at the curb no later than 7 a.m. on your collection day.
  • Remove dirt, stones, litter and brush (tree branches) from your leaves.
  • Close the bags by folding them top down.
  • Individual bag must not weigh more than forty pounds
  • Must be a commercially sold lawn and leaf paper bags (no grocery bags)
  • Must be securely closed

Leaf Collection Guidelines

Separate leaves from other brush such as tree limbs. These materials are collected, processed, and disposed of differently.
  • Move bags of leaves close to the curb edge of pavement as possible, but avoid placing the materials in the street.
  • Avoid raking leaves into ditches. Doing so can cause flooding problems and have a negative impact on water quality.
  • Avoid raking leaves into the street. Doing so can cause drainage problems and lead to hazardous driving conditions when leaves become wet.
  • Consider backyard composting. Composting is great for your lawn and for the environment.