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Our street cleaning contractor Continental Landscapes Ltd clears leaves from streets in the borough as part of the scheduled sweeping programme. Every year we clear over 1,000 tonnes of leaves from local streets and parks.

We are not able to clear leaves from private roads, driveways or forecourts.

Autumn leaf fall season

This can occur anytime from mid-October to mid-January depending on weather conditions. During periods of heavy leaf fall additional resources are provided and the teams work longer hours and weekends to clear the bulk of the leaves from streets as quickly as possible. These teams are allocated following inspections, with resources mainly being deployed in streets with the heaviest leaf fall, such as those lined with large street trees and those adjacent to parks and commons.

The additional resources support the scheduled cleansing programme and will remove the heavy bulk of the leaves. The remaining debris will be cleared by for the scheduled cleansing teams.

Street cleaning schedule

Check the street cleansing schedule for your street. During this period your street sweeping may occur later than normal but still in the scheduled week.

Resident clearing of roads

If residents or resident groups are proactive in clearing the leaves from the road that they live on, we are happy to discuss this to see if there is any support we can offer.

Email for the attention of Martin Lewis.

Getting rid of leaves

For other options for how to deal with your leaves and garden waste please visit the garden recycling pages.

Updated: 15 November 2023

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