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Ward 1 News: Spring Clean-up

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Spring Clean-up begins April 3!

Every spring, The City of Calgary cleans gravel and debris from over 16,000 lane kilometres of city streets. Due to an increase in snowfall and lower temperatures this winter, crews anticipate sweeping up twice the amount of material this year over last year.

Watch for the signs

Beginning April 3, crews will sweep seven days a week to reduce the amount of material that can get washed into our storm sewer system.  Know when sweepers will be in your area? Check the schedule and map at Calgary.ca/sweep.

Help our crews
You can help our crews make a clean sweep of the city. Keeping streets clear of vehicles and bins during sweeping helps our crews sweep more effectively. Watch for no parking signs in your area. Don’t risk a ticket and tow! Move your vehicle when community street sweeping signs are present in your area. I f your garbage collection and sweeping day land on the same day, please place bins on the boulevard or driveway to help crews.

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Community Signs
All communities will have the large community signs posted at neighbourhood entrances and around the area. They will be set up usually 2-3 days before sweeping is set to begin. The dates on these community signs are applied using stickers. If these community signs posted in your neighbourhood and you do not move your vehicle during the specified dates and times, you are at risk of receiving a ticket.
The ticket fine amount associated with street sweeping is $120; however, if paid within 10 days it is reduced to $80,or $90 within 30 days.

Parking Ban Signs
In addition to Community Signs, Calgarians may see “No Parking” signs placed every few metres along some streets. ticket & tow parking ban is in effect when these “No Parking” signs are placed on a road during Spring Clean-up. They will be placed at least 12 hours prior to street sweeping.

Any vehicle that has not been removed from the area will be tagged and towed to a nearby road if space is available, or to the City of Calgary’s impound lot.
Vehicles are towed only if a parking ban with these signs is in effect.

• The City of Calgary pays for towing if the vehicle can be taken to a nearby space. The vehicle owner pays for the ticket in this case.
• If the vehicle is taken to an impound lot, the vehicle owner pays the ticket, tow, and impound fee.

When the street cleaning signs are up and vehicles are still on the road, crews will sweep around vehicles. Crews may not come back to sweep the street again, so it’s important to move your vehicle, as well as any bins.

There are more ways than ever to stay informed about Spring Clean-up. Visit Calgary.ca/sweep to check schedule, map, and sign up for alerts!




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