Leaf clearance

Between October and early January, dedicated teams will sweep paths and streets to remove leaves off the highway.

The leaf clearance programme on the public highway starts on Monday 10 October 2022 and run for 15 weeks; finishing week of 16 January 2023.

  • Four 16 tonne road sweepers: two in the north of the Borough and two in the south. Each road sweeper will be supported by an operative with a leaf blower, to clear leaves from the pavements.
  • Three smaller 6 tonne road sweepers will also be keeping Trafford clean; clearing leaves from the town centres and areas identified by supervisor inspections.
  • Teams will return to each area of the borough until it is tidy and presentable. On average, teams will visit each area at least twice and stay for about three to four days.

Order of visits

The lists below show the order in which our teams will visit each area of the borough. Please remember that while leaves continue to fall, it may appear that the footpaths and street gullies have not been fully swept.

Leaf clearance - north

  1. Gorse Hill
  2. Longford
  3. Clifford
  4. Stretford
  5. Flixton
  6. Davyhulme West
  7. Urmston
  8. Davyhulme East
  9. Bucklow St Martins
  10. Ashton on Mersey

Leaf clearance - south

  1. Broadheath
  2. Timperley
  3. Village
  4. Hale Barns
  5. Hale Central
  6. Bowdon
  7. Altrincham
  8. Sale Moor
  9. Brooklands
  10. Priory
  11. St Mary’s

Leaves from private gardens

Please do not sweep out or put out leaves and other natural debris from your garden or driveway onto the street. This will be treated as a littering offence (or a fly tipping offence if deposited in larger quantities). You may also make the pavement hazardous to pedestrians.