Today the City of Calgary kicks off their spring streat clean-up, with daytime residential sweeping running until the start of June and nighttime sweeping on major routes until the end of June.
During this time, the City will be sweeping over 16,000 kilometres of paved roads and in order for that process to run smoothly, they need the cooperation of Calgarians. Here's some things to keep in mind:
- Crews sweep residential streets seven days a week
- Crews sweep major routes four nights a week
- Look for posted signs in your community which will indicate when your street is scheduled for clean-up
- Parking bans are in place while signs are present, remove vehicles and bins from the road during posted times
- While parking bans are in place, vehicles that aren't removed are subject to ticketing
If street cleaning occurs, and you notice debris left behind (usually because a bin or car was left behind), here's what you can do:
- Use garbage bags when cleaning up gravel, dust, rocks and other debris. Do not leave debris loose in your black cart.
- Heavy road debris needs to be double-bagged to avoid punctures and rips in the bags.
- For your collector’s safety, place all bagged debris inside your black cart for removal.
There are a number of helpful tools on the City of Calgary website that can help you prepare and plan for street cleaning in your community:
- Enter your postal code to see a schedule of when street cleaning will be happening in your area.
- There's an interactive map that lets you see what streets in the city have already been cleaned, and which ones are in progress.
- You can sign up for text or email alerts so you'll know when street cleaning is scheduled in your neighbourhood.
More information about the City of Calgary's street cleaning service and schedule can be found online.