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Spring Clean Up

Spring Clean-up is a city-wide street sweeping program that takes place in Spring every year. The City sweeps over 16,000 lane kms of paved roads in a planned effort to keep the city clean and safe for pedestrians, motorists and cyclists. Spring Clean-up also reduces water pollution by preventing the run-off of sanding materials and debris from entering our water system.

Community Parking Bans

A parking ban is in effect when Street Cleaning Community Signs with “No Parking” symbols are placed around a community during Spring Clean-up. Any vehicle that has not been removed from the street in the area is subject to $120 parking ticket.

Vehicles are subject to be ticketed and towed if the small three feet high "No Parking" signs are placed along the road. They will be placed at least 12 hours prior to street sweeping. If vehicles are towed:

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

Watch for signs in your community indicating when your road is scheduled for sweeping. A live map of the sweeping is available here. It is important to check daily, as the schedule will be updated regularly.


  • Remove vehicles from the road during the posted dates and times so that the road can be swept. Vehicle owners may have to park outside the area of the road being swept.
  • Blue, black and green carts left on the street can interfere with Spring Clean-up. Place your cart on the sidewalk or grass boulevard next to the curb on collection day when your street is scheduled for sweeping.
  • If your cart is picked up from a back lane, put it in the same place as normal. Make sure to leave at least one metre between the cart and surrounding objects. The City relies on the cooperation of vehicle owners to watch for street cleaning signs and remove their vehicles, as well as garbage or recycling carts, from the roads being swept. This is a short-term inconvenience for the greater good of the city. Thank you for your cooperation.

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