During the fall, the City of Mississauga provides Vacuum Leaf Pickup service to streets that are more than 35 years old and contain many mature large trees. Streets with fewer and younger trees are not included in the program.
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. No new streets will be added to the program at this time.
If your address qualifies for Vacuum Leaf Pickup:
- Rake leaves to the edge of the curb or into the ditch 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.
Missed Leaf Pickup? Here are your options for disposing leaves:
The Region of Peel will also pick up leaves on your regular waste collection day until December 15, 2016. 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.
You can also compost your leaves or spread them around the base of your trees. Leaves will fertilize the soil and act as a buffer against extreme temperatures. Remember that oak leaves
are difficult to compost.
For more information on the City’s Leaf Pickup program, contact 3-1-1 (or 905-615-4311 from outside the City) from Monday to Friday between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
For more information on Region of Peel yard waste collection, call 905-791-9499 or visit their website.