Citywide spring cleanup coming Sunday

Released: April 11, 2024 at 2:20 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – Spring has sprung and our crews are on the way to help Winnipeg freshen up.

Our annual citywide spring cleanup will start Sunday, April 14. Our annual yard waste program will follow the week of April 29.

Spring cleanup
Over the next six weeks, we will sweep the entire street network. This includes roadways, bridges, sidewalks, and pathways. We will also tackle boulevards and medians on major routes and litter and debris in City parks.

This major operation is made possible by more than 300 pieces of equipment and approximately 500 workers.

It’s very important for Winnipeggers to:

  • Stay cleanup-to-date by monitoring and using the Know Your Zone app
  • Routinely check their street for no parking signs
  • Move vehicles when required to avoid being ticketed or towed

Stay cleanup-to-date
Winnipeggers can stay updated on spring cleanup operations at This portal includes:

The map lists all residential streets scheduled for cleaning over the next 24 hours as well as those already cleaned.

We also encourage people to download and use the Know Your Zone app. All cleanup-related temporary parking restrictions will be listed on the app in advance. 

Avoid a ticket and tow
We ask residents to watch for temporary no parking signage and to avoid parking on their street when it is scheduled for cleaning if possible.

We don’t put temporary no parking signs everywhere but do install them on routes where we know parked cars would present challenges to crews. Parking is illegal in these spots and vehicles parked in violation may receive a $150 ticket. They may also be towed to the towing company’s compound at the owners’ expense. Please note that tickets may be mailed rather than placed on vehicles.

Other routes do not get no parking signage. While parking on these routes is still technically allowed, it’s easier for us to do our jobs if people park elsewhere.

Those who believe their vehicle has been towed due to spring cleanup operations should contact 311 for its location

Yard waste
Residents are urged to not rake yard waste material or other debris onto streets as this can plug drains and cause ponding problems as well as increase the risk of basement flooding. Debris should be put out for regular garbage collection. Compostable yard waste material (e.g., grass clippings, leaves) can be placed out for yard waste collection in any reusable containers without a lid, cardboard boxes, or paper yard waste bags.

This year's curbside yard waste collection program will start the week of April 29 for homes in yard waste collection area "A," and the week of May 6 for homes in yard waste collection area "B.” Residents can also drop off yard waste for free at one of the City’s 4R Winnipeg Depots. Yard waste is collected at the curb once every two weeks, on the same day as recycling and garbage.

Residents can find out their yard waste collection day by:

More information on the curbside yard waste collection program is available at

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