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Annual spring cleanup takes roughly 500 employees

Know Your Zone app helps residents know when their residential street is scheduled

April 23, 2021

Spring cleaning at the City of Winnipeg is a massive undertaking. The entire street network, including back lanes and sidewalks, will be swept.

Typically starting in mid-April depending on weather, the annual city-wide cleanup takes roughly 500 staff, which includes City employees and contract workers.

This year’s spring cleanup operations are anticipated to begin on April 25, weather permitting.

In March 2020, the City relaxed enforcement of the 1-2 hour time limits on residential streets with parking time restrictions to accommodate employees who are required to be home for longer periods of time due to self-isolation and work from home requirements in light of COVID-19.

However, residents must continue to obey all other parking restrictions, including those related to the City’s spring cleanup operations.

no parking sign

Not all streets get Temporary “No Parking” signs ahead of cleanup operations – these are typically only placed on streets that present challenges for crews to help ensure the streets are cleaned quickly and efficiently during scheduled clean up times.

Residents are asked to find alternate parking during the specified times or they could be ticketed and/or towed.

You can now find out when street cleaning will be happening on your residential street by using the Know Your Zone app. Download the app on your mobile device for free at the Apple App Store or Google Play app store.

Once the app is updated to the current version, add your address to your favourites and you’ll receive push notifications approximately 24-hours in advance of planned cleanup operations on your street.

You can also follow the progress of our spring cleanup activities by viewing an interactive residential streets cleanup status map.


Originally posted on April 20, 2020


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