Leaf Collection Begins October 18

Residential leaf collection begins on October 18, 2021.

Each fall, the City collects approximately 7,000 tonnes of leaves from over 40,000 trees. Residential leaf collection helps keep leaves out of storm sewers which can cause flooding, maintain clean streets and boulevards, and produce quality mulch for City parks and community programs.

Residents have three options for leaf collection:

1. Leaf drop-off service (proof of residency required)

Leaves and garden waste can be dropped off year-round at the Public Works Yard, 417 Garbally Road on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This fall, leaves can also be dropped off at the Parks Yard in Beacon Hill Park, 100 Cook Street, on Sundays from 12-3 p.m. from November 7 to December 12.

2. Neighbourhood leaf collection

If you want to have your leaves picked up, pile your leaves on the boulevard in advance of the collection start date for your neighbourhood. Bags are not required for leaf collection. City trucks will make one pass down each street following each collection start date.

Collection dates are weather dependent and crews prioritize areas that are prone to flooding. Crews will start leaf collection in your zone on the collection start date and for the following three to four weeks.

Go to victoria.ca/leafcollection to check the start dates for your neighbourhood.

3. Call for pick-up service

Call or email for bagged leaf collection from October 18 to December 17, 2021 for service within five business days. Leaves must be bagged in clear, certified-compostable bags. Bags must contain leaves only, no other garden waste accepted. Limit one pick-up per household.

Learn more at victoria.ca/leafcollection.