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Victoria preps for massive leaves dump

Nearly 7,000 tons of leaves are in the process of blanketing the City of Victoria, and while city crews are busy clearing roadways and sidewalks, residential curbside collection won't begin until mid-November.

Beginning Nov. 12, the city's leaf-vacuuming trucks will begin combing residential boulevards, starting with Burnside-Gorge, Hillside-Quadra, North Park and Harris Green.

To help with pick-up, pile leaves on boulevards or bag them in 100 per cent compostable paper bags. For the first time this year, the City of Victoria is selling 15 leaf bags for $12.50 plus tax at city hall and Crystal Pool.

There's no limit to the number of paper bags crews will accept, but ensure there are no lawn or garden clippings, branches or rocks in the mix.

Between Oct. 21 and Dec. 16, residents can also call 250-361-0600 for bagged leaf pick-up within five working days.

Snow or heavy rain may impact the city's leaf collection schedule.

Find more details and a full schedule here.

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