Street Cleaning

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Residential street sweeping is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, April 23. For the 2019 season, the Town’s road crews will be working in each quadrant of town on a weekly basis.

Street sweeping is done throughout the week, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on residential streets and on major routes. Sweeping does not occur during statutory holidays.

2019 Street Sweeping Schedule

NW quadrant – week of April 23 and May 20

SW quadrant – week of April 29 and May 27

Central/NE quadrant* – week of May 6 and June 3

SE quadrant – week of May 13 and June 10

*This quadrant includes the streets between Centre Street and Emerson Lake canal, including Montrose

It takes approximately 10 weeks to complete residential street sweeping throughout the entire community. This year because of the early spring weather, the Town was able to begin sweeping major routes, the downtown district, industrial and commercial areas, Town-owned parking lots and around the Town’s storm water management ponds earlier than anticipated.

How residents can help?

  • Watch for signs in your community indicating when your street is scheduled for clean-up. Signs will be placed on streets 24 hours before the sweeping begins.
  • Refrain from parking vehicles on the street when your area is being cleaned.
  • Remove garbage carts from the roads being swept. Place your cart on the sidewalk or grass boulevard next to the curb on collection day when your street is scheduled for sweeping.
  • Remove non-standard driveway ramps from the curb and gutter of a road that provides access to a front driveway onto private property.
  • If any debris was missed, crews will circle back to clean that portion of the road at a later date.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.