Welcome to the Mayor’s Monday Mailbag, an initiative Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward and the Mayor’s Office has launched to share weekly answers to questions from the public we’ve received through our main email inbox at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Mayor’s social media platforms.
At the end of the month, we’ll publish a roundup of those most pressing questions we’ve received in the weeks prior.
Mayor’s Monday Mailbag – Nov. 1, 2021
“When is the Loose-Leaf Collection Program starting and when will I need to have my leaves ready for collection?”
The City of Burlington’s loose-leaf collection program starts on Monday, Nov. 8. Residents are encouraged to check the leaf collection schedule and zone map and rake leaves to the curb or edge of pavement if there are no curbs before their pickup date. Each collection zone will have only one pick-up.
- Zone 1: begins Nov. 8 (1 week)
- Zone 2: begins Nov. 15 (1 week)
- Zone 3: begins Nov. 22 (2 weeks)
Residents planning on using the service are reminded that this program is weather dependent. Freezing rain or snow can cause delays or even cancel the program. Always be prepared to bag your leaves for Halton Region’s Yard Waste Pick-up or mulch them to help your lawns and gardens grow.
If the collection is delayed or cancelled due to weather or other circumstances, residents can call 905-335-7777 for updated information. Updates will also be posted on burlington.ca/leafcollection as well as the City’s social media channels.
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 green carts on top of loose-leaf piles
- Give crews room 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.
As a greener alternative, residents can mulch their leaves with their lawn mower to help feed the soil for the spring.
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*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist