The City of Calgary announces residential street sweeping to start on Monday, April 17
If you see the sign, you know the time…
As we roll into spring, Calgarians are looking forward to clean streets in their neighbourhoods that are free of dirt and debris. Over the next few days, the first scheduled communities will see signs go up indicating their sweeping date, as the program begins on Monday, April 17. Residential street sweeping runs Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Calgarians can also find their scheduled sweeping date by visiting calgary.ca/sweep, where they can use our address lookup. We also encourage all Calgarians to sign up for e-mail and text notification reminders.
“Removing debris from the road keeps them safe for Calgarians and also reduces debris from entering our waterways,” says Chris Hewitt, Maintenance Manager for Mobility. “The success of the program is a collaboration between The City and Calgarians. We thank you for removing vehicles off the street during the parking ban. It’s also a good reminder that if you have front collection on sweeping day you should place your black, green and blue carts on your lawn or the grassy boulevard.”
Calgary Parking plays a key role in ensuring the program is a success. Camera equipped cars help enforce temporary sweeping bans, but parking officers also validate these bans by verifying community signage is visible to residents ahead of time.
“A good reminder to avoid a ticket is keep your vehicle off the road for the duration of the ban, as street sweepers will make multiple passes,” says Todd Sullivan, Leader, Parking Patrol and Investigation at Calgary Parking. “We coordinate our enforcement with Mobility to ensure our camera cars and sweepers are working as closely as possible.“
Residential street sweeping is expected to continue through June 2023. The City recommends back lanes (ensure adequate clearance remains), driveways and garages as alternate locations for parking. For more information, visit calgary.ca/sweep.
- The budget for the Spring Clean-up Program is approximately $7 million.
- The City sweeps more than 16,000 lane kilometres of roadway. Major routes are swept overnight.
- Residential sweeping begins at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 17 and is expected to continue Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (no sweeping on statutory holidays) through the end of June.
- The street sweeping program is a collaboration between Calgary Parking and Mobility Maintenance.