The Mechanical Leaf Collection is a limited service designed to supplement yard waste collection in a few areas in Etobicoke and Scarborough. The Collection helps with heavy leaf accumulations and in neighbourhoods with roadside ditches to prevent ponding, flooding and road icing as a result of blocked culverts and catch basins.

Using specialized equipment, City crews collect leaves on the public road allowance, as well as the public edge of the roadway.

Etobicoke/York Collection

Round 1: Mechanical Leaf Collection is scheduled from Monday, November 6 to Saturday, December 2. Find your street’s collection schedule using the searchable list or map.

Round 2: Since the trees dropped their leaves later than usual, a second round of leaf collection is scheduled for selected areas only. This work will begin once the first cycle of mechanical leaf collection has been completed (approximately December 2). If there is significant snow fall, pickup will be terminated and any remaining leaves will have to be collected for pickup on your regular yard waste collection day. Find out which streets will receive this collection using the searchable list or map.

Scarborough Collection

Mechanical Leaf Collection is scheduled from Monday, November 6 to Friday, December 1.

Find your street’s collection schedule using the searchable list.