Answering Your Questions About The Fall Leaf Vacuum Program

expandWhat is the Fall Leaf Vacuum Program?
The Fall Leaf Vacuum Program includes the collection of leaves from residential properties in downtown Brampton. Using leaf vacuum vehicles, work crews collect the leaves that residents rake to the curb. The Fall Leaf Vacuum Program is offered in partnership with the Region of Peel’s Yard Waste Collection Program.
expandDoes my property qualify for the Fall Leaf Vacuum Program?
If you qualify for service, you will be notified by mail. The letter will include details about the program.

Check a map below to see if your street qualifies (Note: Private streets and condominium corporations within collection areas do not receive vacuum service.):

expandWhen does the Leaf Vacuum Program occur?
Weather permitting, leaf vacuum service will occur October 28th to December 6th, 2013. Each qualifying street will be vacuumed a minimum of three (3) times during the program.
expandWhat are the guidelines for setting out leaves?
  • Rake only leaves to the curb (not onto the street). Do not include wood, rocks, brush or brick.
  • Keep leaves away from trees, street signs, fire hydrants, electrical boxes, catch basins and other obstacles.
  • Keep leaves on the boulevard and off the roadway.
  • Bag backyard leaves and place them at the curb on your scheduled waste collection day for pickup by the Region of Peel.
expandWhen will leaf vacuum service occur on my street?

Leaf vacuum updates are posted on www.brampton.ca/leafvacuum. Click on the appropriate sector for status updates:

If you need more information, contact 905-874-2500 (TTY for hearing impaired 905-874-2130).

expandWhat may cause delays to leaf vacuum service?

Although every effort is made to deliver leaf vacuum service on schedule, delays may occur for the following reasons:

  • Poor weather conditions, such as rain or snow.
  • Changing volume of leaves.
  • Vehicles parked on the street.
  • Rocks, wood, brush and other items mixed in with leaves.
expandI have missed a leaf vacuum service. When will service occur on my street again?
Each qualifying street will be vacuumed a minimum of three (3) times during the program. The timing of the service depends on the volume of leaves and weather conditions.
expandWhere do the leaves go after pickup?
Collected leaves are brought to the Region of Peel’s Composting Facility.
expandIf my street does not receive Fall Leaf Vacuum service, what other options are there to dispose of my leaves?
  1. All Brampton residents can use the Region of Peel’s Yard Waste Collection Program . Collection will occur every week on your regular waste collection day. Leaves may be placed at the curb in labelled, open, rigid, reusable containers; bushel baskets or paper yard waste bags. Do not use plastic bags or recycling boxes. For more information on the Region of Peel’s program, visit http://www.peelregion.ca/pw/waste or contact 905-791-9499.
  2. Compost your leaves. For more information on composting, please visit the Region of Peel’s Composting in Peel web page.
  3. Mulch your leaves for use in gardens or on lawns.

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