When driving behind or walking near a sweeper, please keep a safe distance away. Stones and other flying debris can be hazardous. Please also use caution when passing as the area tends to be dusty which can restrict visibility.
Street sweeping helps to keep our community clean and safe for pedestrians, motorists and cyclists. It also helps to reduce health concerns caused by dust issues for residents as well as minimizes the amount of sedimentation entering the storm water system.
Street sweeping typically runs from the beginning of April until mid-June each year. However, the weather can affect the street sweeping schedule. Sweeping activities are suspended in case of rain or snow storms. If we do experience a late spring snow storm, crews will carry out Snow and Ice Control then resume sweeping efforts after the roads dry.
All the gravel that is collected by our street sweeper is recycled. We use a machine called a Trommel to clean the gravel, re-stack it and add the road salt in to create the pickle mix used to sand our roads during the winter.