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.
14 November 2016
Fall street leaf cleaning to begin this week
City of Vancouver
November 14, 2016
With the majority of our tree canopy now bare, City crews will
begin to sweep and clear leaves from streets starting this week.
Residents are asked to do their part by following all temporary “no
parking” signs that will be posted the day in advance of
If temporary “no parking” signs are posted, residents are required
to move their vehicle(s) to another spot before 7 am on the date
indicated. It is very important that vehicles are moved as it allows our
crews to do a much better job of clearing all of
the leaves from the street. Vehicles that are not moved may be towed to a
nearby location or ticketed. Vehicles with a SPARC permit will be
returned to the same location once the street cleaning is completed.
Do not rake leaves onto the sidewalk, catch basin, bike lane or
street — this this can cause flooding and is a safety hazard to
pedestrians and cyclists.
Residential Leaf Collection
Residents are encouraged to rake leaves that fall on their
property, the sidewalk, catch basin or boulevard and add them to their
Green Bin. Extra leaves that do not fit in residents’ Green Bins should be placed in paper yard
waste bags or store-bought bins and set out on the following designated extra leaf collection weekends:
November 19 to 20 (updated date) *this weekend*
December 10 to 11
January 14 to 15, 2017 (Christmas trees will also be collected)
Leaves in plastic bags are not accepted. Residents are asked to set
their leaves out for collection before 7 am on the scheduled Saturday
and to download the VanCollect app on their smartphone for collection reminders.