Street cleaning

Autumn leaf clearance

There are over 36,000 street trees in the borough.

From October to January we provide additional crews and equipment to clear leaves to stop pavements and roads becoming slippery and messy and to prevent road gullies being blocked. Although we usually start this in October we may adjust this in response to weather conditions.

We prioritise leaf clearance to streets that have the most trees and try and schedule clearance with the point in the season the different tree species lose their leaves.

Pavements will be cleared first we will return to clear grass verges if necessary.

What can you do?

You can bag up leaves from roads and pavements ready for collection.

Leaves can also be disposed of by home composting  or through our Green Garden Waste scheme or taken to our refuse and recycling centres.

Please do not sweep leaves from your property into the road.

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