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Spring Clean-up street cleaning

The street cleaning program removes sanding materials and debris that has accumulated on roads during the winter months. Our street sweepers start on April 20 and complete the program in July.

Street sweeping schedule

To view your scheduled street cleaning date, begin entering your address below (number followed by street), select the correct address from the dropdown list, and click Check schedule.

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Example: 800 MACLEOD TR SE

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Address search tips

  • Residential street address is required. Do not include community name or non-residential address.
  • Do not include your unit/apartment/suite number or the pound sign (#) when entering your address
  • When entering a street number that includes a letter, ensure there is no space between the number and letter (eg. 707 4A ST NW)

Note: Please follow on-street signage. Any vehicle not removed during a sweeping ban is subject to ticketing and/or towing during the dates and times on posted signage. If the information here differs from on-street signage, the posted signage prevails

How you can help

The City sweeps over 16,000 lane kilometres of paved roads, and getting the work done is a collaborative effort. We would like to thank Calgarians, in advance, for their help in moving their cars from the street and their blue, black and green carts on to the curb when sweeping was scheduled.

Community Parking Bans

A parking ban is in effect when Street Sweeping 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 ticketing. Vehicles are also subject to be towed if the small 3-feet high "No Parking" signs are placed along the road. They will be placed at least a minimum of 24 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.

Street Sweeping (April 20 – July)

  • During the program, daytime crews will sweep in neighborhoods Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Major roads are swept overnight to reduce traffic impact.
  • There will be no sweeping on Statutory Holidays
    • May 18 and July 1
  • Watch for signs in your community indicating when your street is scheduled for clean-up.
  • Parking bans are in place when signs are present. Remove vehicles and bins from the road on the posted dates and times​.

Adjustments to the clean-up schedule

Bad weather or sweeper breakdowns will cause interruptions to the community schedule. Any missed communities or unfinished sections will be rescheduled to the end of the program in July.

Crews will only accept re-sweep / sweeping requests after the Street Sweeping Program has been completed in July 2020. Once the program is finished, you can make a street cleaning inquires by filling out the online service request below.

Once Spring Clean-up has been completed, crews will spend the summer working on filling potholes, maintaining boulevards, and repairing back lanes.

Spring Clean-up FAQ

What is 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 km 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.

I left my car parked on the street during street sweeping, am I going to receive a ticket?

Once again this year, Calgary Parking Authority will be using ParkPlus camera technology to identify parked vehicles in non-compliance with the ban. Used for the first time in 2019, the ParkPlus camera technology allows for enhanced efficiencies in enforcement. The ParkPlus technology provides increased capacity, allowing CPA to efficiently enforce an entire community ensuring clear roads for the sweepers to pass through.

We are also providing Calgarians an opportunity to avoid fines. If you, or someone you know were unable to move a vehicle from the road during sweeping operations, please sweep up any leftover material, double bag it and place it in your black bin for collection. Try to keep the weight down to under a 20kg (45 pound) weight limit and don't overload the black cart.

Ticket Appeals can be submitted by performing an administrative review/appeal on Calgaryparking.com, and should include photo proof of sweeping/swept street.

When does street sweeping occur in Calgary?

Street sweeping typically runs from the beginning of April until July each year. During the program, daytime crews will sweep in neighborhoods Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Major roads are swept overnight in order to reduce traffic impact. There will be no sweeping on Statutory Holidays.

How does weather affect Spring Clean-up?

​The weather can affect the Spring Clean-up schedule. Sweeping activities are suspended in case of rain or snow storms. If we do experience a late spring snow storm City crews will carry out Snow and Ice Control. If a day is missed due to weather affects, this scheduled date will be moved to the end of the Spring Clean Up Schedule for completion.

What can I do to help?

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.

  • Watch for signs in your community indicating when your road is scheduled for sweeping.
  • 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.
  • Move your vehicle to an area that will not obstruct the entrances to private property or impede access for emergency vehicles and garbage collection.
  • 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.
  • Be sure to remove non-standard, prohibited driveway ramps from the curb and gutter of a road that provides access to a front driveway onto private property.

 

What can you do if you notice that debris has been left behind?

If debris is left behind on your street because a car or cart has not been moved and you want to be a good neighbour, you can sweep the debris yourself. If you decide to sweep missed debris yourself, please follow these suggestions from Waste & Recycling:

  • Use garbage bags when cleaning up gravel, dust, rocks and other debris. Do not leave debris loose in your black cart. This will help keep the air free of dust and keep collection trucks clean as well.
  • Heavy road debris needs to be double-bagged to avoid punctures and rips in the bags. Try to keep the weight down to under a 20kg (45 pound) weight limit and don't overload the black cart.
  • For your collector’s safety, place all bagged debris inside your black cart for removal.

 

What if I leave my vehicle on the road during sweeping?

If you do not move your vehicle from the road when street cleaning is scheduled, you may receive a ticket and, in some cases, your vehicle will be towed.

A community-wide parking ban is in effect when Street Cleaning Community Signs with “No Parking” decals 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 ticketing.

Vehicles are subject to be ticketed and towed if the small 3-feet high "No Parking" signs are placed along the road. They will be placed at least 24 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.

Please follow on-street signage for street sweeping, as any vehicle that has not been removed is subject to ticketing and/or towing during the dates and times on posted signage. If the information in the online schedule differs from on-street signage, the posted signage prevails.

When the street cleaning signs are up and vehicles are still on the road, crews will sweep around vehicles.

How can I find out when my street will be cleaned?

Watch for signs in your community indicating when your street is scheduled for clean-up.

Sign-up to receive an email notification 24 hours before your street is scheduled to be swept. You must login or register with a myID account to sign up.

Why do I receive an error message when I enter my address into the schedule look-up form?

Some addresses may be incomplete or not located on a sweeping route. Reasons for an error message include:

  • Condominium/townhouse/senior citizen complexes where road maintenance is the responsibility of the property owner.
  • New subdivisions where road maintenance is the responsibility of the developer.
  • Some non-residential addresses such as schools and businesses.
  • General community names such as McKenzie Towne or Kensington.

If you continue to receive an error message, you can locate the address on the Street Sweeping Map. Click on the brown lines to see the cleaning schedule.

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I live in a new subdivision and my road did not get cleaned. Why not?

Subdivision roadways are the responsibility of the developer until they receive a Final Acceptance Certificate (FAC) from The City of Calgary. At that time, The City assumes responsibility for maintaining the subdivision’s roads.

What do I do if street cleaning falls on garbage collection day?

If you have front street collection, place your blue, black and green carts on the sidewalk or grass boulevard next to the curb on collection day. Once street cleaning is complete, you can put your carts out as normal on collection day.

Will The City be cleaning winter sanding materials off sidewalks and boulevards?

City crews clean sanding materials off sidewalks and boulevards on major roads only.

Street Sweeping Map

The Calgary Street Sweeping Map shows sweep route locations and the progress of scheduled or completed routes within Calgary. Click on the brown lines to see the cleaning schedule.

The Map and Schedule will be updated every 24 hours, Monday to Friday, starting in April 2020.


Street Sweeping Alerts

Sign-up to receive email and/or text message notification 24 hours before your street is scheduled to be swept.


Deerfoot Trail and Stoney Trail

Cleaning and maintenance of Deerfoot Trail and Stoney Trail is the responsibility of the Alberta Government and work is completed on their behalf by www.carmacksent.com


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