Update: City’s Vacuum Leaf Collection Program (VLCP)

By December 5, 2019Uncategorized

Winter weather continues to interfere with the City’s Vacuum Leaf Collection Program (VLCP).  The City has successfully completed the first sweep of collection throughout qualified neighbourhoods, but this weekend’s snowstorm has required us to postpone a second collection. At this time, equipment and staff must continue to be dedicated to snow clearing operations across the City.

The situation is challenging. We understand that managing yard waste on residential properties is difficult and arduous, but snow covered, frozen or excessively wet leaves will damage City equipment. This week and next, weather conditions are being closely assessed to determine if a second collection is at all possible.

We are hopeful for warmer temperatures and no additional precipitation in immediate days ahead, but in order for the City to conduct a second collection, weather conditions must be appropriate. If the weather conditions are right, the City will resume the VLCP.

Our Citizen Contact Centre continues to be available to residents for updates on the status of the VLCP.  For information, please call 3-1-1.

At this time, please consider discarding leaves via the Region of Peel yard waste collection program, which continues until December 12 City-wide.