Curbside leaf collection

Suburbs

Because of the late drop of leaves, city crews will pass one more time through the blue zone Nov. 27-28. The date the leaf drop-off sites are open has been extended an extra week. Drop-off sites remain open until Dec. 15.

For areas with significant tree cover, the city provides curbside loose leaf collection on a set schedule.

Enter your address below to find the leaf collection options for your area.

The city is divided into zones that determine whether or not curbside loose leaf collection is available in your area. Your options for disposing of leaves are outlined below:

 

Zone

Options for disposing of your leaves

Leaves collected at curb?

How often will loose leaves be collected?

Hot spot/multiple leaf pick-up area (red area on the map)

  1. Mulching or composting on your property
  2. Use a drop-off site
  3. Loose leaf collection

Yes

As often as required to make sure leaves do not create safety hazards on the roadways.

Coloured zone (other than red)

  1. Mulching or composting on your property
  2. Use a drop-off site
  3. Loose leaf collection

Yes

One time during November.

Find out when collection is in your area by entering your address above.

The leaves must be at the curbside by 7 a.m. on the first day of the week that they are scheduled for pick-up.

Outside the coloured zones

  1. Mulching or composting on your property
  2. Use a drop-off site
  3. Bag for collection under the Region of Waterloo's yard waste program

No

There is no curbside loose leaf collection. Street sweeping occurs as routine road maintenance.

City staff monitor the hot spots during the months of October and November and pick up leaves as needed in these heavily forested areas.

Leaf collection information on your mobile device!

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