Street Department

Leaves and Grass Clippings

Beginning April 1 thru September 30, all loose leaves and grass clippings MUST BE BAGGED.  Bagged leaves and grass clippings will be picked up on a regular schedule if placed at one location near the street but not within the traveled portion, the gutter, or any drainage facility and at least 3 feet from any obstacles such as mailboxes, poles, and automobiles. 

Stanley Carr, Superintendent
Street & Sanitation Department

General Information

The City of Jacksonville Street Department is located at the intersection of Francis Street W. and Elm Avenue, NW., and provides services relating to the maintenance, repair and construction of City streets and right of ways. 

These services include: 

  • Street repairs
  • Sidewalk, curb and gutter repair
  • Construction, paving and repaving
  • Maintenance of all street and traffic signs
  • Maintenance of ROW and ditch areas
  • Leaf collection
  • Street Sweeping
  • Trash and brush pickup
  • Animal control
  • Mosquito control

The department’s office hours are 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. 

To place a work order, call (256) 435-3582 during office hours.

Leaves and Grass Clippings Pick-Up

The leaf machine runs continuously once leaves begin to fall. Individual work orders are not needed during this time.  This leaf route ends in April.  Personnel that perform this service will then begin cutting grass.  Residents’ loose grass clippings are picked up only when a work order is placed at the Street Department.  Grass and/or leaves may be bagged throughout the year and placed on the curb on regular trash collection day – no work order needed.

For more information on what the Street Department will pick up and how the items should be placed for pickup, please view the following ordinance: