Brush Pickup is for residential customers only. The City of Athens will not pick up brush from commercial properties, rental properties, or contractors that have been hired to trim trees.
Brush is now picked up on a bi-weekly route schedule. Under the new schedule, streets north of Highway 30 will be collected on the first and third full weeks of the month. Streets south of Highway 30 will be collected the second and fourth full weeks of the month. Brush needs to be free of debris and placed three to five feet from the edge of the road by 7:00 AM on Monday of the scheduled week.
This service is free of charge up to a brush trailer-size load. If the brush is a brush trailer-size or more, there will be an automatic $30.00 charge per load. A brush trailer load is measured as twenty-seven (27) cubic yards or 20 ft. x 8 ft. x 4.5 ft.
If you have any questions, please contact (423) 744-2745 or email Public Works.