Norfolk County residents should avoid raking or blowing leaves onto the street or a neighbouring property as per by-law 2004-213 this fall.

Not only can leaves cause clogged sewer drains and make sidewalks and roadways slippery, but they also hinder the work of street sweepers.

Instead, residents are encouraged to participate in the final weeks of the leaf and yard waste curbside pickup, which wraps up November 25.

The Leaf and Yard Waste Pickup takes place in the urban areas of Long Point, Simcoe, Port Dover, Langton, Port Rowan, Turkey Point, Vittoria, St. Williams, Courtland, Delhi, and Waterford.

Leaf and yard waste can be placed in brown paper leaf bags and left curbside on waste collection day.

Residents may also consider mulching leaves directly into their lawns, or composting.

Alternatively, residents can bring leaf and yard waste material in yard waste bags or loose in a trailer to transfer stations in Simcoe (open all year) and South Walsingham (open until Nov. 30) free of charge.

For more information, please visit the county’s Leaf and Yard Waste webpage.