Street Cleaning

Street Cleaning occurs four times per year.

The first cleaning occurs in the Spring shortly after winter and before May 31st.  All City streets are cleaned as part of the spring cleanup. All curbed City streets are cleaned twice in the summer, generally in July and in September. The annual Fall cleanup program generally begins around mid-November, after the leaves have fallen.

Crews will use equipment to collect leaves and clean debris from City streets, working on a neighbourhood-by-neighbourhood basis.

Street-cleaning takes place Mondays to Saturdays between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. and will take several weeks to complete.

Avoid parking vehicles on the street when street cleaners are scheduled to be in your neighbourhood.  Also, when placing recycling and garbage curbside for collection, containers and bags should be placed on the boulevard - not on the road.  Ensuring the roadway is clear enables street cleaning to be thorough, curb-to-curb. 

It is a by-law offence to place intentionally any debris, including leaves, on a public roadway. Leaves collected from the boulevard and private properties are to be bagged for pickup under the leaf and yard waste collection program. 

Property owners are encouraged to remove leaves and debris from their ditches regularly to avoid blockages and possible flooding problems. If the culvert at your property becomes blocked with debris, call 905.688.5600.

To keep up with the City's street-cleaning activity, follow us on Twitter, where updates on the neighbourhoods in which we are currently working, along with road conditions, construction, closures, and other activity are posted during regular business hours.

Progress Update

The 2021 Spring Clean up began Monday April 5, 2021. For April 26, 2021 the contractor is working in sectors 21, 22, 23 & 28. Today should be the last day of spring clean up sweeping.  See below maps for location information.

Open full Street Cleaning Sector Map PDF (650KB) map here.

Street Sweeping Overall Map

 Street Sweeping North 1 Map

 Street Sweeping South Map



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