Leaf it on the Boulevard
November 21, 2014
The winds are blowing and the leaves are falling!
If you live in Oaklands, Fernwood, North Jubilee or South Jubilee and would like your leaves picked up with the Scheduled Neighbourhood Leaf Collection service, the deadline to have your leaves in loose piles or in 100% compostable bags is Monday, November 24.
Read more about leaf pick up here:
Victoria residents have two options for leaf collection: Scheduled Neighbourhood Leaf Collection and Bagged Leaves Call for Pick-up Service. There is no limit to the number of loose or bagged leaves you can set out on the boulevard.
Scheduled Neighbourhood Leaf Collection
Each fall, City of Victoria Parks crews collect leaves along residential streets. Residential leaves can be placed in loose piles or in tied, clear, 100% compostable bags on the boulevard.
Neighbourhood leaf collection begins November 12 and ends in January. City trucks make one pass down each street. If a return trip is required, a fee of $40 may be charged per household's request.
When to Set Leaves Out on the Boulevard
Please check the 2014 Residential Leaf Pick-up Schedule [PDF - 347 KB] for your neighbourhood's date to have bagged or loose leaves set on the boulevard for pick-up.
REMINDER: Neighbourhood Leaf Collection
Fairfield/Gonzales/Rockland – November 12
Fernwood/Jubilee/Oaklands – November 24
Downtown/James Bay/Victoria West – December 8
Burnside-Gorge/Harris Green/Hillside-Quadra/North Park – December 18
This month, the 2014 Residential Leaf Pick-up Schedule will be mailed to Victoria households and will be available at Victoria City Hall and the Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre.
Bagged Leaves Call for Pick-up Service
From October 20 to December 19, 2014, Victoria residents can contact the City's Parks office at 250.361.0600 to arrange for their bagged leaves to be picked up on the boulevard for free within five working days. Callers are asked to provide their name, address and phone number. There is no limit to the number of calls for pick-up.
Callers are asked to provide their first and last name, street address and phone number. This service provides you with the flexibility of having your leaves picked up before your scheduled neighbourhood collection date.
Bags accepted: clear, 100% compostable bags, sizes vary (e.g., 33-litre standard size bags, 113 or 125-litre garden and waste bags).
Bags not accepted: plastic and paper bags
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