A snow windrow is the pile of snow that is left at the bottom of a driveway after the snow plow has cleared the road. The town's windrow clearing program helps seniors 65+ and people with physical disabilities or medical conditions that are unable to clear the windrow on their own.
The program runs between December 1 and March 31.
The service is provided after a snowfall exceeds 7.5 cm (3 inches), when residential roads are plowed. Windrows are removed only once per winter event. The service does not clear any other areas of the driveway or sidewalk.
Windrow clearing starts after the town has finished plowing all roads. In extreme snowfalls, it may take up to 36 hours after snowfall has ended for your windrow snow to be cleared. If a faster level of service is required, or if you need your entire driveway cleared, you may prefer to hire a private snow plowing company.
You may also want to consider the appropriateness of this service if the end of your driveway has a special surface such as patterned concrete. The equipment may scratch the driveway surface, however, The Town of Oakville is not responsible for any damage to driveways or curbs due to clearing of the snow windrow.
There is user-fee of $97.97 ($86.70+HST) for the 2016-17 season. Once the application has been processed, the fee is not refundable.
Registration is open from October 3 to November 25, 2016.
New applications must be processed in person at Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road with proof of age or medical condition. ServiceOakville is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applicants may pay by cash, cheque, debit or credit.
Renewal applications must be completed and returned to ServiceOakville by mail or in person by November 20.
Open the Driveway Snow Windrow Clearing Application (pdf).