Curbside leaf collection begins in Burlington


Published November 13, 2023 at 9:40 am

Burlington rake leaves leaf vacuum collection curb

This week marks the beginning of loose leaf collection in Burlington.

For the next three weeks, the collection will take place across the city with different areas targeted each week. This week the area is in the northern part of the city generally north of Mainway and south of Dundas St.

Only loose leaf piles will be vacuumed and must be kept free of debris and sticks. Also, the leaves must be kept away from catch basins to avoid flooding.

As well, to ensure a successful pick-up, residents can:

  • Rake leaves to the edge of the curb or roadway in a loose pile no more than two days before your pick-up date
  • Do not place leaves in bike lanes or on sidewalks or pathways
  • Remove basketball nets, cars and other obstructions from the road during pick-up dates
  • Avoid placing garbage bags, bins, blue boxes or green carts on top of loose-leaf piles

This year you can also track where the locations are through an interactive map.

The collection tracking map will keep you informed of progress made by the collection crew as they make their way through the city.

The map will be updated each day by 7 p.m. to show routes completed that day.

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 lawnmowers to help feed the soil for the spring.




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