The two-week fall sweeping program is expected to start no sooner than October 15. The start date is determined by the current and forecasted weather and the leaves on the ground.
As with the spring sweeping, No Parking signs will be put out to alert residents of upcoming sweeping. Vehicles that remain on the street by 7 a.m. on the scheduled day may ticketed and relocated to a nearby street.
The program includes 10 neighbourhoods with high-density tree canopies within the river corridor:
o Buena Vista
o Caswell Hill
o City Park
o Holiday Park
o King George
o North Park (TBC)
o Varsity View
Don’t push leaves onto the street
A reminder to residents that it is illegal to push or blow leaves from your boulevard, sidewalk or yard onto the street. The City will investigate reports of residents pushing leaves onto the street and may deliver a bylaw notice.
Residents should consider use of the City’s two compost depots and consider subscribing to our Green Cart program that collects leaves & grass every two weeks from May to November. Registration for the 2015 Green Cart program has ended, but come November residents can begin registration for the 2016 program, and will have a their green cart in the spring to use for the spring clean-up.
The City operates two Compost Depots. They are free-of-charge and operate until November 6th.
The West side depot is located at the junction of Highway 7 and 11th St. It is open every day of the week, including Stat Holidays, from 9am to 6pm.
The East side depot is located off Highway 5, by the junction of Highway 5 and Zimmerman Road. This location is open Thursday to Monday, including Stat Holidays. Hours of operation are Thursday, 11am – 7pm; Friday to Monday, 11am – 5pm.
Please note that vehicles are not admitted into the depots within 10 minutes of closing.