Weather permitting, spring sweeping is scheduled to begin in late March to clean up winter sand and dirt. Sweeping can only take place when the temperatures are consistently above zero.
Sweeping starts in the downtown core, progresses to the lower levels of the city such as Mission, Orchard Park, Springfield areas and then into the higher elevations e.g., Black Mountain, Dilworth, and South Slopes.
Below are some useful tips to allow for a clean sweep of debris:
- Watch for signage to remove vehicles, basketball hoops or other items that may impede the street sweeper from cleaning debris from gutters.
- Sweep sand and debris from sidewalks and boulevards into the gutters.
Signage is placed twenty-four hours before the area is scheduled to be swept. Signs may be up longer depending on weather and available sweepers. In the event the area has obstacles that prevent the sweepers from reaching the curb (such as waste bins), the sweeper may return at a later date.
The City has four sweepers that clean an approximate total of 1,700 lane kilometres.
All roads in the City's maintenance area will be swept and flushed by mid May during the spring sweep, weather permitting.
Bike Lane Sweeping
Bike lanes are swept in conjunction with the City's roads.
Use our service request system to request information or report a problem.