Annual autumn leaf clearance starts

Published Thursday, 16 November 2017

The annual autumn leaf clearance operation is underway and marks the start of the busiest and most challenging season for street cleaning.

Already, in the first 5 weeks of leaf clearance operations, approximately 450 tonnes of leaves have been cleared from the borough’s streets. With around 100,000 trees across the borough beginning to drop their leaves, the exact time to start leaf clearance is often difficult to predict. By targeting streets where earlier leaf fall is anticipated, such as those roads containing Horse Chestnut trees which traditionally lose their leaves before others, good progress has been made.