Snow Windrow Removal

A snow windrow is the pile of snow that is left at the bottom of a driveway after a plow has cleared the road.

If you're over the age of 65, or if you have a disability or medical condition that prevents you from clearing a snow windrow on your own, the City of Brantford can help. We clear windrows (one car-width only) after we finish plowing the roads

If you need additional help clearing snow from your driveway and sidewalk, you can request the assistance of a snow buddy through your local Neighbourhood Association. Learn more on our snow buddy program page.

Register for the Snow Windrow Removal program

We will begin accepting applications for the 2023/2024 Snow Windrow Removal Program on October 1st, 2023.

 Apply or renew your service using the form below before December 1, 2023.
Windrow Application

Windrow Removal Program Guidelines

  • Any obstruction at the end of your driveway preventing the clearing of the windrow must be removed
  • The City of Brantford is not responsible for any damage to private property
  • Please keep your house number visible at all times and illuminated at night
  • Please notify the Public Works Department if you move from your residence, or if at any time, a person(s) under the age of 65 and able to clear snow moves into your home
  • Failure to comply with the conditions to qualify for this service and/or misrepresentation of any information may result in termination of the service
  • Residents must reside at the residence throughout the winter months
Frequently asked questions
What does the snow windrow removal service include?
Snow Windrow Removal Program will take place following road plowing activities performed by the City  to remove snow windrows that are one car width and greater than 10cm (4 inches) in height.

All efforts will be made to clear windrows within 24 hours after the road has been plowed.

The City reserves the right to decide when the Snow Windrow Removal Program will take place.

Who is eligible for the program?
  • Residents of the City of Brantford 65 years of age or older
  • Residents of the City of Brantford with a disability or medical condition
  • Residents with a temporary disability and no person under the age of 65  who is capable of snow removal is living at your residence
When and how can I register?

Registration is open from October 1st to December 1st each calendar year.

New applications and renewals must be submitted online or completed over the phone by calling 519-759-4150.

Applications received after December 1st will not be added to the program.