The City's annual Spring Clean-up program is preparing for kick-off. This year the program begins April 15, 2013, weather permitting.
Although Spring Clean-up's official start date is next week, you may see sweepers in your area as City crews are taking advantage of the fair weather for winter sweeping.
Winter sweeping or pre-sweeping allows crews to get a head start on cleaning the 15,000 lane kilometres of roadway maintained during Spring Clean-up, and greatly reduces the amount of material that can get washed into our storm sewer system.
The 2013 Spring Clean-up schedule is currently available on the interactive map through calgary.ca, with scheduled cleaning to begin April 15, finishing just in time for Stampede.
This annual roadway maintenance program improves safety and mobility in Calgary by removing sanding materials and other debris that have accumulated on roads and along major sidewalks and boulevards this past winter.
The accumulation of material expected to be picked up during Spring Clean-up this year would cover the playing field in McMahon Stadium with a pile of debris 12 feet deep!
Keeping Calgary clean is a collaborative effort. We are asking all Calgarians to help make the city a beautiful place to live by doing their part―don't litter and move vehicles or carts from the street when sweeping is scheduled.
To find out when sweeping is scheduled for your community, watch for signs in your area, visit www.calgary.ca/sweep or call 311.
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