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Loose-leaf Collection in City of Burlington Begins Nov. 4

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Please see below a media release issued by the City of Burlington.

Burlington, Ont. — Oct. 15, 2019 — The City of Burlington’s loose-leaf collection program starts on Monday, Nov. 4. Residents are encouraged to check the leaf collection schedule and rake leaves to the curb or edge of pavement if there are no curbs, as close as possible to their pickup date.

The program begins in Zone 1 (yellow area in map) and weather permitting will be completed by Dec. 13.

Residents should note if there is an early snowfall before Dec. 13, and snow plows and salt trucks are needed, leaf collection will be cancelled for 2019 and they will need to bag their remaining leaves for Halton Region’s yard waste pick-up. The trucks used for leaf collection are the same ones used for winter operations.

If residents have any questions, please email rpf@burlington.ca or call 905-333-6166.

To ensure the safety of collection crews and avoid damaging equipment, please keep the loose-leaf piles free of debris and sticks. Leaves mixed with debris and waste will not be collected. Please help prevent flooding, by keeping catch basins and ditches clear of leaves.

To ensure a successful pick-up, residents can:

  • Rake leaves to the edge of the curb or roadway in a loose pile;
  • Remove basketball nets, cars and other obstructions from the road during pick-up dates;
  • Clear leaves from sidewalks and walkways;
  • Avoid placing garbage bags, bins, Blue Boxes or GreenCarts on top of loose-leaf piles; and
  • Give crews distance to remove the leaves when driving.

After the collection program is complete, any remaining leaves should be placed in yard-waste bags for curbside collection by Halton Region.

As a greener alternative, residents can mulch their leaves with their lawnmower to help feed the soil for the spring.

“Please ensure your leaves are at the curb by the start of your zone collection date and ensure there is nothing but leaves in your piles. Sticks, garbage, toys, rocks and anything other than leaves will damage the equipment.” — Mark Adam, Manager of Roads Operations, City of Burlington

2019 Loose Leaf Collection Schedule (for map of zones, please see photo further up in post or click link at bottom of post)

COLLECTION AREASPLACE TO EDGE OF ROAD BYLEAVES COLLECTED BY
Zone 1Monday, Nov. 4Friday, Nov. 8
Zone 2Monday, Nov. 11Friday, Nov. 15
Zone 3Monday, Nov. 18Friday, Nov. 22
Zones 1 and 4Monday, Nov. 25Friday, Nov. 29*
Zones 2 and 3Monday, Dec. 2Friday, Dec. 13*

*After these dates have passed, leaves will no longer be collected and should be put out for pickup with yard waste by Halton Region. Unfortunately, no exceptions can be made.

Links and Resources

Leaf Collection webpage

*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist.

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