November 18 – As fall yard cleanup continues across Norfolk County, residents are reminded to avoid raking or blowing leaves onto the street. 

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 26.  

This includes those living 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 in brown paper leaf bags can be placed curbside on the regular collection day. 

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

Alternately, residents can bring leaf and yard waste material in yard waste bags or loose in a trailer to the Simcoe (open all year) and South Walsingham (closed December-April) transfer stations free of charge.

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