The street cleaning program provides a healthy and safe environment for the citizens of Winnipeg by protecting water quality, by preventing damage to regional and residential pavements, and by minimizing the burden of debris entering the storm sewer system.
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Spring clean-up activities involve removing the build-up of street debris that collects during the winter months.
- Annual program, running four to five weeks beginning in mid-April depending on weather conditions.
- Spring clean-up program start dates are announced through the media.
- Initial focus is on the Downtown Square (bounded by Broadway/Ellice/Memorial and Main from Higgins to Assiniboine, followed by the rest of the regional street system.
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- All streets should be cleaned.
- Sweeping on regional (P1) streets usually takes place at night.
- Daytime sweeping focuses on collector (P2) and residential (P3) streets.
- Clean-up of boulevards in residential areas is limited to areas with excessive sand (2 full wheel barrows or more).
- Call 311 to request an inspection of a boulevard if it appears there is an excessive amount of debris or abrasives.
Sidewalks – The sidewalks in the downtown area from Broadway to Ellice Avenue and from Main Street to Memorial Boulevard are cleaned on a regular basis, but not on the same schedule as street cleaning. Due to safety factors and the extra care that must be taken when sweeping around pedestrian traffic on the walks, the sidewalk sweeping process takes longer than the street cleaning process.
Did you know?
- Up to 200 pieces of equipment and 500 staff participate in spring clean-up.
- Budget for spring clean-up is in the millions of dollars.
- Approximately 45,000 tonnes of aggregate (from winter ice control) is removed.
- Water is sprayed onto the streets to control dust.
- Paved back lanes are swept once a year.
- Program begins after streets are swept in spring.
- After spring cleanup is completed, Regional streets (P1) are swept once a week at night time.
- Regional streets in Downtown Square are flushed once a week and swept three times a week.
- From June to October, sidewalks in Downtown Square are flushed once a week.
Fall clean-up activities involve removing debris and leaves that collect during the fall months.
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Street cleaning services protect and enhance the livability of Winnipeg. Therefore, motorists are reminded to watch for temporary no parking signs. These signs are placed well in advance of sweeping operations and indicate the hours of prohibited parking. Vehicles parked in violation may be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense. If your vehicle has been towed:
- If your vehicle was parked on the street prior to the placement of temporary no parking signs and has been towed away, please check the next street over and/or around the corner for your vehicle or contact 311 for assistance.
- If you parked your vehicle on the street after the placement of temporary no parking signs, please contact 311 for the location of your vehicle.
- Manual removal of litter from street right-of-way.
- Emptying and disposal of litter from litter containers in the Downtown Square, the City's parks and other designated areas.
- The City does not provide new containers or collect litter at any additional/new containers due to limited funding in the operating budget.
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