Leaf Collection is a program designed to supplement Yard Waste
Collection in those areas identified as having heavy accumulations
of leaves. Using specialized equipment, City crews collect
leaves stored off the traveled edge of the roadway throughout the
program run period.
In Etobicoke, notices will be delivered to all households in the program area advising of their pick up dates. Those that do not receive a notice are not eligible for the program. An ad will also be placed in the Etobicoke Guardian and York Guardian in mid-to late October to illustrate areas that will receive the service.
In Scarborough, ads will be placed in the Scarborough Mirror and Bluffs Monitor to highlight the program.
2012 Mechanical Leaf Collection Program occur?
Monday, October 22, to Friday, November 30.
See street map (PDF) for collection periods.
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Monday, November 5 to Friday, November 30.
See street list (PDF) for collection periods.
Toronto and East York
Toronto and East York District will be picking up leaves as well. Here is the information for the sweeping operation in this area (PDF).
Informal mechanical leaf collection will not take place.
for mechanical leaf collection
Please rake all leaves to the edge of, but not on the traveled
portion of the roadway a day or two just before the start of your collection
weeks, not a week or two in advance. If you see City crews
in your area a few days earlier than scheduled, they are just getting
a head start on the collection in your area and will return during
your scheduled week. Please realize that we cannot control Mother
Nature. We can only collect the leaves that have fallen at the
time of your scheduled collection. If we do get a snowfall, this
will impact the program but, we will resume leaf collection in
the communities of Scarborough, Etobicoke and York during the month of April,
If you are
not receiving the service
Please place your leaves at the curb in kraft paper bags or reusable, rigid, open-top containers on your regularly scheduled yard waste collection date.
Composting is still a good idea
The city suggests that, whenever possible, composting is still
the best solution for managing your leaves. Composting provides
a rich, nutrient-filled material for your lawns and gardens. If
you'd like a composter or require more information about composting,
b>For more information on leaf collection, call 311.