Leaf fall collection
Our annual leaf collection service is carried out between May and July for a period of 11 weeks for designated streets in Cambridge, Te Awamutu and Kihikihi. Leaf collection is done by our regular street cleaning contractor, Metallic Sweeping Ltd.
2021 Leaf collection dates
Cambridge leaf collection occurs weekly from Monday 10 May. Te Awamutu and Kihikihi leaf collection occurs fortnightly from Monday 17 May.
Collection Day Finder
If you are wondering why this looks familiar, our collection day finder tool can help you find both your leaf collection and your recycling collection days.
How do I get my leaves picked up?
Please place your autumn leaves in a heaped pile on the roadside berm in front of your property two days before collection. Please ensure the gutters remain clear to assist with stormwater flows and leaf collection.
Note: this service is for autumn leaf fall produced by large protected trees and street trees. If your leaf pile contains general garden waste, pruning, lawn clippings, etc., it will not be collected.
Please ensure that you remove any sticks, branches, flax and cabbage tree leaves from your leaf pile as these will affect the operation of the machinery and cause delays or breakdowns. These items can be left for collection by hand if kept separate from leaf piles.
Your leaves will not be collected if combined with branches or other unwanted items.
Remember that burning leaves on your property can be unpleasant and inconvenient for neighbours, as well as a violation of bylaws. Read more on our fire permits page.
Want to request a leaf pick up?
Due to high demand, the leaf collection service is currently running six days a week (excluding Sundays). Leaf collection will take place as soon as possible. If you would like to take one of the leaf bales awaiting collection, please feel free to do so or request a bale delivery via the Request for service form below.
If you know of an area that has been missed, please let us know by calling 0800 WAIPADC (0800 924 723) or by filling out our Request For Service form and selecting 'leaf problem area.'
Wet weather can affect the leaf collecting machinery and cause delays. If this occurs, we will ensure the leaf collection is carried out as soon as it is possible to do so again.