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EICS Committee will get Staff Report on Options for Loose-Leaf Collection Program in 2020, 2021

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leaf collection photoThe COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to re-evaluate and change how we run certain programs and services at the City.

At the Aug. 10 Environment, Infrastructure and Community Services (EICS) Committee, staff will be bringing forward a report on options for our annual loose-leaf collection program.

Typically, the program — working in conjunction with the Region of Halton’s Yard Waste Program — sees our Roads, Parks and Forestry Department staff collect loose leaves placed at the edge of the road through various methods over six weeks, and conducting two collections for areas designated with larger volumes. The annual budget for this program is approximately $830,000.

Due to the current COVID-19 operational environment, current reduced staffing issues, weather and fiscal restraint, staff is recommending the program be reduced to four weeks for 2020 and 2021, and report back to Council in Q1 of 2022 to identify successes and challenges.

The full staff report is available via this link: RPF-26-20 Options for 2020-2021 Loose Leaf Collection.

The EICS Committee begins at 9:30 a.m. on Monday (Aug. 10) and can be watched virtually online at


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1 thought on “EICS Committee will get Staff Report on Options for Loose-Leaf Collection Program in 2020, 2021”

  1. Unfortunately any decision now to move the Urban Growth Centre or remove the Major Transit Station Area from the Downtown will be too little far too late. This Council chose to dither with studies and consultants on Strategic Plan changes during all of 2019 and 2020, while leaving the designations in place. Meanwhile building applications, LPAT decisions and building starts on many high rises have already set in place the Downtown of the future. It will not be pretty. You can’t close the barn door now. The horse has already fled.

    And any thought that changing/removing the designations can be pre-dated to take effect sometime in the past and accepted by the development community is dreaming in technicolour.

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Marianne Meed Ward

Marianne Meed Ward

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