Burlington's leaf collection begins October 17th. Burlington Solid Waste crews will collect leaves, lawn and garden residue and twigs no larger than 1"in diameter for 7 weeks in the Fall and 3 weeks in the Spring, as noted on the schedule however MATERIAL MUST BE IN PAPER YARDWASTE BAGS. NO PLASTIC BAGS. WE WILL NO LONGER COLLECT FROM 33 GALLON CANS OR THE CITY SUPPLIED CARTS. The weight limit per yard waste bag is 40 pounds.