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Blown Away By Leaves?

BLOWN AWAY BY LEAVES?

You would have to be living under a rock (or a leaf) to not notice the impact fall has on Vancouver streets and gardens.

The evidence is all around us, with varying shades of red on trees, and increasingly on the ground.

This requires a lot of clean up work, and while regular street sweeping is conducted by the City of Vancouver from November to January, the boulevard and sidewalk is your responsibility.

Knowing the dos and don’ts of how to deal with it will go a long way toward making you a good neighbour.

Do

  • Clean up sidewalks before it gets out of hand and creates hazardous conditions
  • If your green bin is full use paper bags or store-bought bins to ensure removal
  • Additional pickups are being scheduled Set out leaves for collection before 7am on the scheduled Saturday to avoid a missed collection
  • Store extra leaves in a dry or covered area before setting them out for pick up
  • Leaves left on lawns and garden beds are actually good for the environment and provide a natural mulch.

Do not

  • Blow leaves onto the streets, catch basins, sidewalks, boulevards or bike lane. This is not only hazardous, but could land you a hefty fine (up to $10,000)
  • Leave piles of wet leaves that could cause slippery conditions or flooding
  • Use leaf blowers outside the following times (except the West End where leaf blowers are banned);

Monday-Friday: 8am-6pm

Saturday: 9am-5pm

Sundays and holidays: Not allowed

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