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Public Works Supervisor: Todd Bratcher

TEL: (615) 799-2784
Email: tbratcher@fairview-tn.org

The Public Works Department performs a variety of services during the year. Summer months require mowing and maintenance of the right-of-way and intersections. Also the school zone signals and traffic lights are the responsibility of this department. During the warm weather, the department also paves and resurfaces city streets and patches potholes and cuts in the pavement due to construction. The Street Department also provides leaf removal and a chipping service to remove limbs, due to tree maintenance and storm damage. However trees taken down by commercial tree contractors are the responsibility of the contractor or the property owner.

 

 


CHIPPER & LEAF REMOVAL SERVICES

[SEE BELOW FOR CHIPPER SERVICE ZONES AND MAPS]

SEASONAL SERVICE SCHEDULE:

  • The CHIPPER SERVICE runs from the first Tuesday in April through the fourth Tuesday in November.
  • The LEAF SERVICE runs from the first Tuesday in December through the fourth Tuesday in March.
  • There are 4 separate zones for removal services. Each zone is picked up on a specific Tuesday of the month.

 

ZONE SCHEDULES FOR CHIPPER & LEAF SERVICES: Download All Zones PDF

Any questions or concerns with the chipper service or the leaf service should be addressed by email to scollins@fairview-tn.org or by calling 615-387-6084.

 

OVERVIEW OF SERVICES

The city’s chipper and leaf services are intended to assist homeowners in removing brush and similar debris resulting from residential landscaping maintenance and leaf removal resulting from basic homeowner leaf collection. Recently, improvements have been made to the services so that homeowners have a more reliable schedule for the chipper and leaf services.

The city has been divided into four (4) zones. Each of the four zones and the city-wide service zone maps are available below. The zone chipper and leaf service routes are run on the first four Tuesdays of each month (There is no service on fifth Tuesdays). The chipper service runs from the first Tuesday in April through the fourth Tuesday in November. The leaf service runs from the first Tuesday in December through the fourth Tuesday in March. THE CITY DOES NOT RUN THE CHIPPER AND LEAF SERVICE AT THE SAME TIME.

If for any reason the chipper or leaf service cannot be run on the scheduled Tuesday the service will be run on the next business day that the service can be run. If either service cannot run on the scheduled Tuesday the service WILL NOT BE DELAYED TO THE FOLLOWING MONTH. Most delayed services will be resumed within forty-eight (48) hours.

 

Please click on the “Chipper Service Guidelines Ordinance”, the “Brush and Chipper Waste Defined” ordinance and the “Debris Accumulation Ordinance” links below for more information on the chipper service guidelines.

MAP OF ZONES 1 TO 4

[ZOOM IN AND DRAG MAP FOR STREETS AND CLARITY]

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BASIC CHIPPER SERVICE GUIDELINES:

  1. The chipper service runs from the first Tuesday in April through the fourth Tuesday in November.

  2. Brush shall not be placed in any roadway median.

  3. Brush and debris to be processed must be residential landscaping brush and debris resulting from general landscaping maintenance and trimming.

  4. Brush shall be placed at the roadside of the residential address at which it was produced.

  5. The maximum brush pile size shall be three (3) feet high and ten (10) feet by ten (10) feet square and no more than one (1) brush pile may be set out for service at any one time.

  6. No limbs larger than four (4) inches in diameter will be processed.

  7. No vines, root balls, dirt, loose leaves, hay or straw will be processed.

  8. Brush intertwined with plastics, fabric, metal, wiring, cable, any fencing or similar foreign materials will not be processed.

  9. No household materials, appliances or similar items will be processed.

  10. No lot clearing debris or whole trees will be processed.

  11. No brush or debris produced by commercial or professional landscaping services, professional tree removal or professional tree trimming will be processed.

 

BASIC LEAF SERVICE GUIDELINES:

  1. The leaf service runs from the first Tuesday in December through the fourth Tuesday in March.

  2. Leaves are not to be deposited or piled in drainage ditches, drainage ways, or in any area where they may interfere with storm drain inlets or storm drain outlets.

  3. Leaves must be placed in biodegradable bags obtained from the City of Fairview.

  4. No vines, root balls or dirt will be processed.

  5. Leaves intertwined with plastics, fabric, metal, wiring, cable, any fencing, household garbage or similar foreign materials will not be processed.

  6. No limbs, branches, lot clearing debris, or leaves not placed in biodegradable bags obtained from the city will be processed.

  7. Leaves may not be placed out for pickup more than 14 DAYS prior to the next regularly scheduled zone leaf service date.