Council implements leafing clearing plan

You may have noticed that our trees have started to shed their leaves. From 5th November, Westminster City County began implementing its ‘Leafing Plan’. Over four to six weeks, we expect to clear about 1000 tonnes of leaves from our streets in addition to the usual levels of litter and detritus.

This involves deploying extra sweepers in tree-lined streets with very wide pavements. The sweepers will begin working in pairs in some areas. This will mean some streets are swept less frequently than normal but two sweepers working together is by far the most effective way to clear large quantities of leaves and maintain safe streets.

We will also be deploying extra vehicles to remove the green bags of collected leaves (about 50,000 extra bags per week). This may mean that some bags may remain on street corners for longer than normal during the rest of the year.