Leaf clearance

During the autumn, many roads suffer from the continual fall of leaves. We have a duty to clear leaves but priority is given to:

  • Areas of high pedestrian use
  • Road junctions
  • Roads with hills

Many of these areas will need repeated visits. We will get round to other roads, but unfortunately it is not practical to have all roads at the same priority level. Please do not add to workloads by blowing leaves from your property onto the Highway. Fallen leaves belong to whoever owns the land they fall on. The land owner is required to dispose of leaves responsibly.

Blowing leaves on to the Highway is unlawful and adds to the risk of accident or injury to pedestrians and vehicles.

You can compost garden leaves, put them in your garden waste bin or take them to the Community Recycling Centre, managed by Surrey County Council.