Monday, April 19, 2010

Spring Clean-up starts today

Beginning today and finishing in time for Stampede, the city's streets will be cleaned.

Spring clean-up will improve safety and mobility in Calgary by removing sanding materials and other debris that have accumulated on roads and along major sidewalks and boulevards this past winter.

The accumulation of material expected to be picked up during spring clean-up this year would cover the playing field in McMahon Stadium with a pile of debris 12 feet deep.

The City's Spring Clean-up program also helps protect our environment because it lowers the potential for water pollution by preventing the run-off from sanding materials and debris from entering our storm water system. The street sweepers also reduce air pollution by removing dust and debris that would be made airborne by moving traffic.

Keeping Calgary clean is a collaborative effort. Help make Calgary a beautiful city by doing your part: don’t litter, and move your vehicle or carts from the street on the date that sweepers will be cleaning your community.

To find out when sweeping is scheduled for your community, watch for signs in your area, visit www.calgary.ca/sweep, or call 3-1-1.

The City of Calgary Transportation Department thanks local residents, businesses and motorists for their patience and cooperation during the annual clean-up.

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