2016- leaf collection sucking up leavesThe 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:


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

What is the Fall Leaf Pick Up Program?

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.

 

When does the Leaf Pick Up Program occur?

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.

What are the guidelines for setting out leaves?

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.

What may cause delays to leaf vacuum service?

Although every effort is made to deliver leaf pickup on schedule, delays may occur for the following reasons:

I have missed a leaf pick up service. When will service occur on my street again?

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.

Where do the leaves go after pick up?

Collected leaves are brought to the County of Oxford’s composting facility at the Salford Landfill site.

What other options are there to dispose of my leaves?

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.