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