Monday, April 13, 2015

Spring Clean-up coming to a neighbourhood near you

Spring is in the air and that means The City’s Spring Clean-up program is coming to a neighbourhood near you. This year street sweeping officially begins Monday, April 13.

Due to warm weather in March crews were able to complete more pre-sweeping than normal. During pre-sweeping, or winter sweeping, crews gave priority to clearing high traffic volume streets where parking ban compliance has been low in years past.

Street sweeping improves safety and mobility for Calgary motorists, cyclists and pedestrians by removing sanding materials and other debris that has accumulated on roads and along major sidewalks and boulevards during the winter.
Move cars and blue, black and green carts from the road
when these signs are in your area.

Keeping Calgary clean is a collaborative effort. We are asking all Calgarians to help make the city beautiful by removing cars and blue, black and green carts from city roads when you see street sweeping signs in your community. If street sweeping and garbage collection in your neighbourhood fall on the same day, simply move blue, black and green carts onto the curb.

If gravel, dust and other debris is left behind because a car has not been moved you can sweep up the debris yourself by following these steps:

  • If gravel, dust and other debris is left behind because a car has not been moved you can sweep up the debris yourself by following these steps:
  • When cleaning up gravel, dust, rocks and other debris put all materials into a garbage bag and double bag it. This will help keep the air free of dust and keep garbage collection vehicles clean as well.
  • Rocks and other material may be heavy and need to be double-bagged to avoid punctures and rips in the bags.
  • For your garbage collector’s safety, make sure your bags are not overweight (less than 20 kg) and place all debris inside your black cart for removal.
Typically Spring Clean-up lasts until the end of June, wrapping up just in time for the Calgary Stampede.

Find more information on Spring Clean-up including when street sweeping is scheduled in your community visit Calgary.ca/sweep.

8 comments:

  1. There is no incentive for the deadbeats to not remove their vehicles from the street, and, they don't care. That screws it up for the rest of us. You people clean our streets only once a year!....not nearly enough. Anything left behind we have to live with for a whole year! Please make it illegal to park on a street scheduled for cleaning and tow the cars and ticket the owners...they sure as hell won't do it again!

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    1. Hi Mark. Cars are only towed on streets where an enforced parking ban is in effect. “No Parking” signs are placed on these streets 12 hours in advance of any street sweeping. Cars left on these streets will be ticketed and towed to a nearby locations. You can find out if you live on a street with a parking ban using the address look up tool on Calgary.ca/sweep.

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  2. Live in a cul de sac.. no one is ever towed.. never had a proper street cleaning in 20 years because the chicken City of Calgary will not tow ignorant people !1

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    1. Cars are only towed on streets where an enforced parking ban is in effect. “No Parking” signs are placed on these streets 12 hours in advance of any street sweeping. Cars left on these streets will be ticketed and towed to nearby locations. You can find out if you live on a street with a parking ban using the address look up tool on Calgary.ca/sweep

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  3. I live on Dalhart Road NW. The signs for street cleaning have been removed, but the winter gravel is still on the street.

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  4. The street has now been cleaned, but only some time after the signs had been removed so that some cars were parked again. A section of the road outside my house still has last year's gravel on it.

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  5. Great article! Cleaning streets is really important thing. In my opinion this is what exactly separated the good city from the bad one. Thank you for sharing this post!

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