Leaf pick up is done by both the City of Mississauga and the Region of Peel.
All streets in the City receive leaf pick up from the Region on the regular pick-up day, until December 14, 2017. Leaves must be placed curbside in open, reusable containers such as bushel baskets, labelled rigid plastic containers or paper yard waste bags weighing less than 20 kgs (44 lbs) when full. Do not use plastic bags or recycling boxes.
Streets that are more than 35 years old, with many mature trees, also get vacuum leaf pick up from the City. Addresses eligible for Leaf Pickup will receive a direct-mail notice that indicates when leaves will be picked up in their area. Check the Leaf Pickup Route Map to find out if your street will receive Vacuum Leaf Pickup. This year, I insisted that the City revisit how these streets are chosen and add Champlain Trail and Parkwood Place to the roster. These streets will also receive vacuum pick-up this season.
If your address qualifies for Vacuum Leaf Pickup:
- Rake leaves to the edge of the grass by Sunday of the week before your scheduled vacuum leaf pickup. Do not rake leaves onto the road.
- Do not mix items such as wood, brick or brush with the leaves as they can damage equipment or injure workers.
- Help reduce potential flooding by keeping curbside storm drains clear of leaves.
- Help our crews by removing cars from the street during leaf pickup.