City Tackles Spring Cleanup Beginning Tonight

City of WinnipegThe City of Winnipeg will begin its spring cleanup tonight, targeting streets, sidewalks and back lanes.

Over the next four to five weeks, crews will be placing temporary “no parking” signs to restrict on-street parking on some streets that are scheduled to be cleaned

Road safety is important to everyone as traffic in some areas may be temporarily altered to facilitate the cleanup operations,” said Jim Berezowsky, Manager of Streets Maintenance. “Motorists and pedestrians are reminded to use extra caution when in the vicinity of cleanup crews and heavy equipment that will be working.”

The major cleanup of boulevards and parks will begin the night of May 5, weather permitting. Cleanup will focus on boulevards on regional streets, bus routes and collector streets.

Property owners are urged not to rake yard waste material (e.g., grass clippings, leaves) or other debris onto the streets as it can plug the street drains. Such debris can be collected as part of the city’s curbside yard waste pickup program.

The $4.5 million cleanup will use approximately 300 pieces of equipment and more than 500 people.