Vancouver’s natural beauty is worth protecting. Our children not only need places to play, but also places to enjoy and explore nature. We all need places of tranquil refuge from our busy lives. The animals and birds that help make our city lives enjoyable need places to nest and raise their young.
People and nature in balance is my vision for our parks and recreation system.
13 October 2016
Annual Fall Leaf Guide
City of Vancouver
October 13, 2016
Stormy fall and winter weather can cause clogged catch
basins (also called storm drains) to flood. Help prevent flooding in your
neighbourhood by raking and clearing leaves from the catch basin in front of
your home and putting the leaves into your Green Bin.
All leaves that are cleared from catch basins, sidewalks,
boulevards and residents property should be added to their Green Bin until it
is full. Leaves that do not fit in their Green Bin, should be stored in a dry
area and added to the Green Bin again once it is emptied. Green Bins will
continue to be collected weekly according to residents’ regular collection
Extra Leaf Collection
Extra leaves that do not fit in residents Green Bins should
be placed in biodegradable paper yard waste bags and stored in a dry area until
our extra leaf collection program starts.Bagged leaves will be collected city-wide by crews on the following
to 20 (updated date)
·December 10 to
to 15, 2017 (Christmas trees will also be collected)
Leaves may be collected on either Saturday or Sunday (not
both days). To avoid a missed collection, residents are asked to set their
leaves out for collection before
7:00 am on the scheduled Saturday and to download the
VanCollect app on their smartphone for collection reminders.
Street Leaf Cleaning
City crews will begin to clear streets of leaves on November
14 with added focus on streets with higher volumes of leaves. If temporary
"no parking" signs are posted on a side of the street, residents are
required to move vehicles to another parking spot before 7:00 a.m. on the date
indicated. Vehicles that are not moved may be ticketed or towed. At times,
crews may be delayed in some neighbourhoods with large amounts of leaves but
will return as soon as possible to complete the work. Moving your vehicle
enables crews to do a better job of clearing streets of leaves.
Leaves to Compost
Collected leaves are turned in to nutrient-rich compost at
the Vancouver Landfill. This compost can be purchased by residential gardeners,
commercial landscapers and municipal park boards. Leaves and other yard
trimmings can also be dropped off for composting at the Vancouver South
Transfer Station located at 377 West Kent Ave North and at the Vancouver
Landfill located at 5400 72nd Street in Delta.