Rake-to-the-curb leaf collection starts Nov. 13 in West Galt

Maple leaves on the ground on an autumn day.

Halloween is history and it’s time to start thinking about the city’s rake-to-the-curb leaf collection, set to start Nov. 8 and continue through Dec. 6, 2023 in Cambridge.

City crews will collect the leaves for composting, once section of the city at a time. Look for an interactive online map at this link, under the “Cambridge Leaf Collection Program” drop-down section.

Leaf collection times

Here’s what West Galt residents need to know about leaf collection:

  • Nov. 13- 17 – collection mostly in the triangle of west Galt between the Grand River, St. Andrew’s Street and the south city limits.
  • Nov.  20-24 – collection west of Rosslyn Road and north of Bismark Drive; and south of Blenheim Road to St. Andrew’s Street.
  • Nov. 27-Dec. 1  – collection north of Blenheim Road including Blair Village, west of the Grand River.
Cambridge city crews collecting leaves.

The city encourages property owners to leave leaves in place over the winter, providing habitat for pollinator like bees and butterflies.  

Cambridge is designated a Canadian Bee City, for local efforts to protect pollinator habitat.

Or you can rake, mulch and compost, to keep the nutrients on your property for your 2024 growing season.

Yard Waste pickup ends week of November 22

Region of Waterloo curbside yard waste collection continues for two more weeks in 2023: Nov. 6 and Nov. 20.

Bagged yard waste collection in Cambridge is provided by the Region of Waterloo.

You may also take your bagged leaves and yard waste to the Cambridge Waste Management Centre, 201 Savage Dr., Monday to Saturday between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Fees may apply.

Here’s the city’s leaf collection tips video: