SERVICE ALERT Update: December 10, 2018
We're getting there but still running behind on our leaf pickup.
If you don't want to wait for us, you can bring your leaves to the Saanich garden recycling drop off at 1040 McKenzie Ave. Alternatively, you can compost some or all of your leaves at home or add them to your Saanich organics bin.
Each fall we offer two curbside leaf collection passes along residential streets. Leaf collection dates are included on your garbage and organics collection schedule,
are approximate and vary by area. Check October/ November for your first leaf collection pass.
- Leaf collection only.
- Leaves must be in rows or piles no more than 1 metre away from the road.
- No limit to number of piles or rows.
- Leaves to be clear of catch basins, sidewalks, bike lanes and roadways.
- Leaves are not collected from inside ditches.
- Collectors require unobstructed access to leaves.
We don’t accept
We don’t accept a number of items in our leaf collection program. Please put the following in your organics recycling cart:
- Tree needles
- Grass clippings
- Garden waste
You can bring large-volume loads to the Saanich Public Works Yard at 1040 McKenzie Ave.
Where your leaves go
We collect and mulch about 2,500 tonnes of leaves for reuse in our parks, allotment gardens and garry oak restoration projects.
We also drop off free leaf mulch for residential use on a first-come, first-served basis at three Saanich parks: