November 27 Appleby Line leaf collection


​If you live near Appleby Line below the QEW and you missed the first leaf collection, there will be another one shortly. Make sure your leaves are raked and at the curb by November 23 for collection by the City of Burlington anytime until November 27.

“The fall weather is in full swing and city crews will be in neighbourhoods that receive collection services over the next six weeks,” said Cathy Robertson, director of roads and parks maintenance. “The collection program helps to ensure curbside storm drains do not get blocked by leaf debris, especially in areas of the city that have large, mature trees.”

To help ensure a successful leaf collection program, you should:

  • Check the leaf collection schedule to see when collection crews will be visiting your street.

  • Rake leaves to the edge of the curb or roadway, but not on the road, in a loose pile just prior to the start of collection in their neighbourhood.

  • Please have your loose leaves raked and ready for pickup just prior to the start date for your collection area.

  • Be mindful of collection dates and avoid raking leaves to the road too early.

  • Place leaves up to the edge of the curb or roadway (but not on the road) in a loose pile so city equipment can reach them.

  • Ensure loose leaves are not covering catch basins or in the ditches in front of your home.

  • Please make sure leaves do not contain branches or other debris. Leaves mixed with other waste cannot be collected.

  • Avoid placing leaves on sidewalks and walkways.

  • Remove basketball nets, parked vehicles and other obstructions from the road to allow city crews clear access to leaf piles.

  • Do not place garbage bags, garbage bins, Blue Boxes or GreenCarts on top of loose-leaf piles.

For information, updates and collection dates, please visit www.burlington.ca/leafcollection.

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