Our Vacuum Leaf Collection Program will begin in late October. As you are aware, it is difficult to predict when the leaves will fall. However, in response to resident feedback, we have scheduled the program to begin one week later this year. We hope that this will allow us to collect as many leaves as possible before we have to transition to winter operations.
Streets that qualify for the program will be visited according to the following schedule:
|2019 Vacuum Leaf Pickup|
|Yellow/Gold Flyer||Blue Flyer||Green Flyer|
|Oct. 28-Nov. 1||Nov. 4-8||Nov. 11-15|
|Nov. 18-22||Nov. 25-29||Dec. 2-6|
|Visit our Leaf Pickup Route Map online: http://www6.mississauga.ca/onlinemaps/tranwork/design/html/leafguide/zmap.htm|
This year, 130 streets have been added to the program according to our criteria. This brings our total to 1,738 streets. Residents eligible for Vacuum Leaf Pickup will receive a postcard in the mail with their collection dates (see attached). These cards are delivered on a staggered schedule so that they arrive approximately two weeks prior to the zone’s first pickup.
Residents are instructed to rake leaves to the boulevard’s edge 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 catchbasins 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 (e.x. bushel baskets, labelled rigid plastic containers) or paper yard waste bags and place them curbside for pick up by the Region of Peel on the resident’s regular waste collection day until December 12, 2019. This option is also available to residents who do not qualify for the Vacuum Leaf Pickup Program.