**** HRM Media Release
Annual fall leaf cleanup program begins November 20
The annual fall leaf cleanup program will begin on November 20 and conclude on December 8. During this time, crews will collect and remove fallen leaves in the heavily-treed streets of the Halifax peninsula and urban core.
The municipality is asking for the cooperation of residents to efficiently complete this work. Temporary ‘No Parking’ signs will be posted in neighbourhoods prior to cleanup. In order to facilitate proper cleanup, residents are asked to abide by posted signage and not park on the street. Residents are also asked to respect municipal by-laws which prohibit the sweeping or depositing of leaves along the gutter of the street or in the roadway.
Minimizing fallen leaves not only ensures the good operation of stormwater systems, it also contributes to safer roads for all road users. The potential for street flooding increases greatly when catch basins are clogged with debris.
Cleanup on private property is the responsibility of the property owner. Leaves and yard waste are collected during regular green cart (organics) collection weeks. This waste is permitted in the green cart and any excess must be placed in large paper bags.
For details on the scheduled cleanup, visit: halifax.ca/fallcleanup.