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Leaf collection from City streets

Our crews remove leaves from streets on a regular basis between November and January, once most leaves have fallen. Leaf collection starts Downtown and proceeds south.

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Area schedules can vary based on weather, road conditions, and available trucks and crews.

How we collect leaves

  1. A front-end loader gets a head start on collecting most of the leaves from your street. If your street has many parked cars and accumulates a lot of leaves, crews will return at a later date for a more thorough sweep.
  2. For streets marked for an extra sweep, temporary "no parking" signs are posted on one side of the street at a time. The signs show a date for when a mechanical street sweeper will remove the remaining leaves.
  3. A sweeper takes two consecutive days to collect leaves, one day for each side of the street.

We do not clear leaves from sidewalks.

Please move your vehicle on leaf removal day

If temporary "no parking" signs are posted on your side of the street, please move your vehicle to the opposite side before 7:00am on the date marked on the sign. This helps our crews to better remove leaves.

Seasonal residential leaf collection

Seasonal leaf collection

Put leaves into your Green Bin for collection. If you have extra, add them to paper yard waste bags for pickup on designated weekends in fall and winter.

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Keep roads safe

Raking or blowing leaves into the street is a safety hazard—and it's illegal.

Piles of wet leaves create slippery road conditions, block visibility, and flood drains and nearby areas.

Be a good neighbour: please remove leaves around storm drains.

See the rule in the Street & Traffic Bylaw, Section 84