City’s Vacuum Leaf Collection Program

By October 23, 2020October 29th, 2020Events, Issues, Resources

October 23, 2020

The City’s Vacuum Leaf Collection Program (VLCP) begins on October 26th and in preparation staff from Works Operations and Maintenance would like to provide you and with some items for reference.

Vacuum Leaf Collection Program:

Streets that qualify for the program will be visited according to the following schedule:

  2020 Vacuum Leaf Pickup
 Yellow/Gold Flyer  Blue Flyer  Green Flyer
Oct. 26-30 Nov. 2-6 Nov. 9-13
Nov. 16-20 Nov. 23-27 Nov. 30-Dec. 4
Visit our Vacuum Leaf Collection Route Map online:


This year, 140 streets have been added to the program. Residents eligible for VLCP will receive a postcard in the mail with their collection dates. These cards are delivered on a staggered schedule so that they arrive approximately two weeks before the zone’s first pickup. A route map and small quantity of cards will be sent to your office shortly.

Residents are instructed to rake leaves to the boulevard or into their ditch by the Sunday prior to their leaf collection dates. Leaves should not be raked onto the road as this can cause catch basins to become blocked and impact road drainage when it rains.

Residents who miss their leaf pickup, or who have additional leaves to collect after the program has ended, can rake their leaves into open reusable containers or paper yard waste bags and place them curbside for pick up by the Region of Peel on their regular waste collection day until December 11, 2020. This option is also available to residents who do not qualify for the VLCP.

As you are aware, it is difficult to predict when the leaves will fall. Our goal is to collect as many leaves as possible with each scheduled pickup. The program is weather dependent so snowfall would impact service delivery.

Autumn Street Sweeping on All Residential Roads:

For your information, the City’s street sweeping contractor will begin an autumn street sweeping operation for all residential streets on October 13th. This will help to clear any early leaf drop and summer debris from the roads and catch basins.

As a reminder, our program dates are as follows for this year:

  • Yellow zone: Oct 26th-30 & Nov 16th-20th
  • Blue zone: Nov 2nd-6th & Nov 23rd-27th
  • Green zone: Nov 9th-13th & Nov 30th-Dec 4th