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Spring Clean Up

Spring Cleaning in ProgressExtreme Spring Cleaning!

Spring clean up of streets and sidewalks occurs each Spring, as the weather permits. The public is notified through the media, outdoor advertising, and email notification. Citizens who sign up for e-mail notification will be notified when spring clean up operations begin and end.

Parking Restrictions

Street cleaning services protect and enhance the livability of Winnipeg. To assist in the street cleaning operations, temporary No Parking signs will be placed well in advance in various areas. If the public sees the No Parking signs, please do not park there during the times indicated. Otherwise, your vehicle may be ticketed and/or towed at the owner’s expense.

Please note that not all streets will be signed during Spring Cleanup. The City will only sign the streets where parked vehicles present a problem to street cleaning.

Daytime sweeping –

  • Parking prohibited from 09:00 to 17:00
  • Signs will be placed by 21:00 the previous evening

Evening sweeping –

  • Parking prohibited from 22:00 to 07:00
  • Signs will be placed by 16:00 that day

Has your vehicle been towed for Spring Cleaning?

If you parked on a street that was signed to be cleaned PRIOR to a temporary “No Parking” sign being placed, contact 311 with your licence plate number for the location of where it was towed to.

If you parked your vehicle on the street AFTER the placement of temporary "No Parking" signs, please contact 311 for the location of your vehicle.

When is my street being cleaned?

Spring clean-up takes approximately 6 weeks to complete, depending on the weather.

What You Can Do To Aid Spring Clean Up

The public is advised NOT to rake lawn clippings or debris onto roadways. Lawn clippings should be put out for yard waste collection, composted, or grasscycled. Debris should go with your regular garbage.

Business owners and individuals should refrain from placing advertising signs on boulevards and medians as these impede cleanup activities and summer maintenance like grass mowing. Placing temporary signs on city’s rights-of-way is a ticketable offence: This includes boulevards, sidewalks and medians. These signs may impact the safety of motorists, pedestrians, and work crews, create traffic hazards and impede City cleanup activities (City of Winnipeg By-law 1/2008). It is also an offence to attach signs to light standards or traffic light posts.

Excessive Sand & Gravel on Boulevards

Spring clean up of boulevards also occurs each Spring, as weather permits.

View more Spring Clean-Up Information.

Last update: July 31, 2014