Leaf removal 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 stopping" signs are posted on your side of the street, please move your vehicle before 7:00 am on the date marked on the sign.

Vehicles parked in street leaf cleaning "no stopping" zones will be issued a fine of $100 ($60 discounted penalty if paid within 14 days) and will receive a courtesy tow to a nearby location. Moving your vehicle 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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Report non-emergency flooding on city streets and sidewalks using the VanConnect app.

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Keep roads safe

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.

Raking or blowing leaves onto the street is a fineable offence under the Street and Traffic By-Law (up to $10,000).

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