The Leaf Pick Up Program is a weekly curbside collection for residential households. (Note: Private streets and condominium corporations do not receive pick up)
Curbside leaf pick up will begin mid October and run until mid November weather permitting.
During this time, crews will make one weekly pick up per household.
To help crews with the pick up, we would appreciate your co-operation with the following:
- Have leaves out by Monday morning of each week.
- Rake leaves onto the boulevard or edge of lawn – NOT ONTO THE STREET.
- LEAVES ONLY - don’t include brush, bedding plants, weeds, or loose dirt in the piles.
As a reminder LEAVES, BRUSH, and PLANT MATERIAL can be taken to the Brush & Yard Waste depot at 80 Pemberton St. beside the Public Works Yard
Collected leaves are then hauled away to the County of Oxford Compost Facility for processing.
Leaf Pickup Program Faq
The Fall Leaf Pick Up Program includes the collection of leaves from residential properties in Ingersoll. Using leaf vacuum vehicles, work crews collect the leaves that residents rake to the edge of curb. All streets will be vacuumed a minimum of three (3) times during the program.
Weather permitting, leaf pick up starts mid-October and will continue to mid November. Pick up may be terminated earlier depending on the weather as the trucks used to collect leaves are the trucks used to plow snow.
Rake only leaves to the curb (not onto the street). Do not include wood, rocks, brush or garden material. Keep leaves away from trees, street signs, fire hydrants, electrical boxes, catch basins and other obstacles. Keep leaves on the boulevard and off the roadway.
Although every effort is made to deliver leaf pickup on schedule, delays may occur for the following reasons:
- Poor weather conditions, such as rain or snow.
- Heavy volume of leaves.
- Vehicles parked on the street.
- Rocks, wood, brush and other items mixed in with leaves causing machines to plug or break down.
Each qualifying street will be picked up a minimum of three (3) times during the program. The timing of the service depends on the volume of leaves and weather conditions.
Collected leaves are brought to the County of Oxford’s composting facility at the Salford Landfill site.
Leaves may be taken to the Brush & Yard Waste Depot beside the Public Works Yard at 80 Pemberton Street in Ingersoll. Also leaves may be mulched and used as compost on your gardens.