Street Sweeping

The City sweeps all streets at least twice per year, from spring through fall. Street sweeping is highly weather dependent and because of this no set schedule is available. Each cycle takes approximately six weeks to complete and the schedule is dependent on daily progress which can be affected by parked cars, weather conditions, equipment availability and other priorities.

Street cleaning assists in removing leaves and other debris, however, streets will accumulate debris or leaves that are blown from yards between sweeping cycles. Unfortunately, the City does not have the resources to remove debris from all of the City’s thousands of storm drains, so we must rely on the assistance of home and property owners, who, if physically able, should try and keep storm drains nearby clear.  We encourage residents to adopt a stormdrain!

Resident, property and businesses owners should take note that sweeping leaves or other yard waste, such as grass clippings, from private property into the street is illegal.   

Please make note of when crews will be in your area and be sure to keep the street clear of vehicles and clutter. 

Major streets will be swept first and then local streets in round 1; in subsequent rounds they will be swept together.  Timelines below are subject to change.   Due to the level of sediment, debris, or obstructions on the roads the time for each section could be longer or shorter. We also take time out of the schedule to sweep for special events, such as parades and street closures. 

Anticipated Schedule

First RoundSecond RoundThird Round (if possible)
Trunklines (M-17 & M-12)Early AprilLate JulyLate October onwards
Area 1  (Monday rubbish pickup)Late AprilEarly August
Area 2 (Tuesday rubbish pickup)Early MayLate August
Area 3   (Wednesday rubbish pickup)Early JuneEarly September
Area 4  (Thursday rubbish pickup)Late JuneLate September
Area 5  (Friday rubbish pickup)Late JulyEarly October