The 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 burlington.ca/calendar.