In the Fall, the City of Mississauga provides a vacuum leaf pickup service on streets that are more than 35 years old and have many large mature trees. Where leaves are picked up You can refer to the leaf pickup route map and schedule to find out if your street is part of the leaf pickup program. If your address is listed for the leaf pickup service, you’ll get a notice in the mail letting you know when leaves will be picked up in your area. Rain or early snowfall can impact the collection schedule.
If your area is listed for leaf pickup:
Rake leaves to the curb or ditch a day or two before the start of your collection week. Don’t mix other items such as wood, bricks or brush as they can damage equipment and injure workers Keep the road and curbside storm drains clear of raked leaves .
The Region of Peel will pick up leaves and yard waste that you have collected and placed in bins or paper bags on your regular waste collection day until mid-December. You can compost your leaves or spread them around the base of your trees to fertilize the soil by protecting it against extreme temperatures.
The City is now accepting applications for its Windrow Snow Clearing Program for some residents needing snow clearing assistance. The program is available for up to 300 residents who are 65 years or older, or who have a physical disability.
Program participants can expect to have a three-metre space in their windrow cleared during the winter season. A windrow is the pile of snow left at the end of a driveway after the street has been plowed. The program does not include the clearing of the whole driveway.
“We understand the challenges that some residents face when it snows,” said Mickey Frost, Director, Works Operations and Maintenance. “Our windrow service makes winter easier for program participants to deal with throughout the season.”
Winter crews will clear a space in a resident’s driveway beginning up to 36 hours after the end of a snow storm and when road plowing is completed. Windrow snow clearing may not be to bare pavement, but will make the driveway safe and passable for one car to get in and out.
Additional Program Details:
· Last day to apply is Friday, November 6, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.
· Program starts November 30, 2020 and ends March 12, 2021.
· Cost of program is $200, but free for residents who meet financial assistance criteria.
· Only 300 spots are available on a first come, first serve basis.
How to Apply:
· Submit the completed form and required documents through any of the following:
o In-person at any community centre service desk
· The following submission options have been added as part of the City’s response to COVID-19:
o Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
o By mail:
Recreation Customer Service Centre
Paramount Fine Foods Centre
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