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Loose-leaf collection starts Mon. Nov. 5

Burlington, Ont.—Oct. 29, 2018— The City of Burlington’s loose-leaf collection program starts on Monday, Nov. 5. Residents are encouraged check the leaf collection schedule and rake leaves to the curb as close as possible to their pickup date.

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. Do not pile leaves on the road
  • 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
  • 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 curb side collection by Halton Region.

Links and Resources

Leaf Collection webpage

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

A Better Burlington began in 2006 after my neighbours said they felt left out of city decisions, learning about them only after they’d been made.

As journalist for 22 years, I thought “I can do something about that” and a website and newsletter were born. They’ve taken various forms and names over the years, but the intent remains: To let you know what’s happening at City Hall before decisions are made, so you can influence outcomes for A Better Burlington.

The best decisions are made when elected representatives tap the wisdom of our community members, and welcome many different perspectives.This site allows residents to comment and debate with each other; our Commenting Guidelines established in 2016 aim to keep debate respectful.

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