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Spring Clean of Streets Starts Monday

Friday, April 21, 2023 - I wanted to share some information the Spring Cleaning program that the City of Winnipeg will be starting on Monday, April 24 at 7 a.m.

City officials say that crews will begin the annual city-wide spring cleanup over the next five to six weeks, Winnipeg’s entire street network, including bridges and sidewalks will be cleaned, as well as designated active transportation pathways, boulevards, and medians. Crews will also clean up litter and debris in City parks. The major operation involves over 300 pieces of equipment, and approximately 500 workers.

You will find more details on the cleanup by clicking here, which features everything you need to know about the City’s spring cleanup activities.

The site includes a spring cleanup progress map that displays information on when residential streets (Priority 3) are scheduled for sweeping 24-hours in advance of scheduled operations, and when crews have completed the work.

Parking restrictions & enforcement

When a residential street is scheduled for sweeping, residents are urged to find an alternate place to park such as an off-street driveway or parking lot. This will help the City’s spring cleanup operation run smoothly and will prevent you from being ticketed and towed.

If a resident believes their vehicle has been towed due to spring cleanup operations, they are asked to contact 311 for its location.

Vehicles parked in violation may receive a $150 ticket ($112.50 if paid within 14 days), and may be towed to the towing company’s compound at the owner’s expense.

During spring cleanup all motorists are encouraged to check the Residential Streets Cleanup Status Map, use the Know Your Zone app, and move their vehicle to an alternative parking location when street sweeping operations are scheduled on their street.

Note that only some streets that present parking challenges for crews get “temporary no parking signs” ahead of cleanup operations. If you see “temporary no parking signs” on your street please move your vehicle to avoid being ticketed or towed.

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 May 1 for homes in yard waste collection area "A," and will begin the week of May 8 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.


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