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Street Sweeping

Street sweeping

As soon as the roads are dry in early spring, the City begins a spring sweeping blitz to remove heavier dirt and debris that gathers over the winter. In May, yellow No Parking signs are posted on scheduled streets to notify drivers of upcoming curb-to-curb sweeping through residential neighbourhoods. In mid-October, street sweeping occurs in select neighbourhoods to reduce the potential for spring flooding.

Spring

 What you can expect from us

  1. Street sweeping will occur on high-traffic and arterial streets in April, going around parked vehicles, in order to collect as much road debris from as many streets as possible (see Street Sweeping Blitz below).
  2. City-wide residential sweeping occurs on streets posted with yellow "No Parking" signs  (see City-wide Residential Street Sweeping schedule below and Street Sweeping Interactive Map).
  3. School Zones will be swept during the daytime as part of the scheduled neighbourhood (see School Zones below).
  4. As a pilot this year, the Priority Streets in seven neighbourhoods will be posted for No Parking and swept curb-to-curb ahead of their neighbourhood schedule. These streets will be available for on-street parking in May and June when adjacent streets are swept (see Pilot Study - Priority Streets in 7 Neighbourhoods below).
  5. Business Improvement Districts are swept overnight between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. on the first Tuesday and Wednesday of each month.
  6. Street Sweeping Service Alerts will be issued if there is a change to the schedule.

 How you can help us

  1. Watch for yellow No Parking signs beginning in May and remove your vehicle by 7 a.m. on the posted sweeping day to avoid a ticket and/or relocation to a nearby street. Check Find My Vehicle! if your vehicle is moved.
  2. Report locations where residents have illegally pushed excessive leaves onto the street to the Bylaw Inspector at 306-975-3193. City Bylaw Inspectors will investigate and violators may receive a fine. Applicable City Bylaws are: Bylaw No. 7200 The Traffic Bylaw, Bylaw No. 5713 Waste and Dumping, Bylaw No. 8310 The Waste Bylaw
Spring Street Sweeping Blitz

Once the snow melts in the spring, usually mid-April, we begin a spring sweeping blitz on higher-traffic roads, such as Circle Drive, Idylwyld Drive, 22nd Street, 8th Street and College Drive. This is designed as a quick pass through to remove the heavier dirt and debris that gathers over the winter. After the blitz, a residential sweeping program occurs.  Circle Drive expressways, overpasses, and on/off ramps are swept over three weeks in May and June. 

City-wide Residential Sweeping - Schedule

Street Sweeping Interactive Map

Neighbourhood curb-to-curb street sweeping occurs in May for 6-8 weeks.

2018 Neighbourhood schedule - available in late April
 

 

School Zones - New!

School zones are swept during the daytime neighbourhood sweeping schedule. 

 What you can expect from us

  1. Yellow “No Parking” signs will be posted on all streets a minimum of 36 hours ahead of scheduled street sweeping for your neighbourhood, including school zones.
  2. Vehicles parked on a street after 7 a.m. on the posted street sweeping day will be ticketed and relocated to a nearby street.
  3. Sweepers will clean all streets in your neighbourhood as scheduled, avoiding school zones during peak drop-off and pick-up times only. 
  4. Street sweeping is weather dependent. If the schedule changes, the yellow “No Parking” signs will removed and posted again for the new day.

 How you can help us

  1. Educate students about the importance of staying back several metres from large equipment and supervise students that are outside during school hours. The operator may not be able to see them approach.
  2. Notify drivers who live at or visit your location to watch for and obey the yellow "No Parking" signs.
  3. Let us know! Please report concerns to our customer service centre at 306-975-2476

 

Fall

 What you  can expect from us

  • Street sweeping takes place annually in ten select neighourhoods over ten days in late fall.
  • Bright yellow ‘No Parking’ signs will be posted 36-48 hours in advance of sweeping. Vehicles remaining on a scheduled street at 7 a.m. may be ticketed and relocated to a nearby street.
  • Street Sweeping Service Alerts will be issued if there is a change to the schedule. 
  • City Bylaw Inspectors will investigate complaints of people pushing yard leaves onto the street and violators may receive a warning or a fine. It is against the City Bylaw to push sidewalk, boulevard and yard leaves onto the street. 

 How you can help us

  • Remove your vehicle by 7 a.m. on the posted sweeping day to avoid a ticket and/or relocation to a nearby street. Check Find My Vehicle! if your vehicle is moved.
  • Place leaves and debris in your Green Cart (for subscribers) or take them to one the City’s free Compost Depots when they reopen in the spring.
    If you place them in your Black Garbage Cart, please put them in a plastic bag and tie it up.
  • Report locations where residents have illegally pushed excessive leaves onto the street to the Bylaw Inspector at 306-975-3193. Applicable City Bylaws are: Bylaw No. 7200 The Traffic Bylaw, Bylaw No. 5713 Waste and Dumping, Bylaw No. 8310 The Waste Bylaw.
Fall Sweep Locations

Buena Vista Avenues

Buena Vista Streets

Caswell Hill Avenues

Caswell Hill Streets

City Park Even Avenues

City Park Odd Avenues

City Park Streets

Exhibition Avenues*

Exhibition Streets*

Holiday Park Avenues

Holiday Park Streets

King George Avenues

King George Streets

Mayfair Avenues

Mayfair Streets

Nutana Avenues

Nutana Streets East

Nutana Streets West

Riversdale Avenues

Riversdale Streets

Varsity View Avenues*

Varsity View Streets*

* Only select streets will be swept during the Fall Sweeping Program within Exhibition & Varsity View. For Exhibition, the streets and avenues between Herman Avenue and Lorne Avenue will not be swept. For Varsity View, all streets and avenues south of 14th Street will not be swept.

Frequently Asked Questions – Street Sweeping

How do I contact the City with questions about street sweeping?

For information about the City’s street sweeping programs, email us or call the 24-Hour Customer Service Centre at 306-975-2476

 

How will I be notified of my street sweeping date?

Bright yellow ‘No Parking’ signs will be posted in neighbourhoods 36-48 hours in advance of sweeping. Refer to the Street Sweeping schedule on this page for a full schedule.

 

What could cause a street to be missed by street sweepers?

  • Some neighbourhoods are swept over two or three days to leave streets open for alternate parking, i.e. Streets one day and Avenues another day.
  • Two neighbourhoods have partial sweeping: Exhibition includes only west of Herman Avenue; Varsity View includes only north of 14th Street.
  • Street sweeping may have a delayed start time, be cancelled or end early if there is heavy rain.  Street Sweeping Service Alerts will be issued if there is a change to the schedule and signs will be removed to indicate street sweepers will not return on that date.
  • If you feel your street was missed by accident, please call the 24-Hour Customer Service Centre at 306-975-2476

 

My vehicle was towed for street sweeping.  Where is it?

Vehicles remaining on a street posted for street sweeping may be ticketed and relocated to a nearby street. If your vehicle is moved, visit Find My Vehicle! for its location or call our 24-Hour Customer Service Centre at 306-975-2476.

 

Who can I contact if I see someone vandalizing or taking a No Parking sign?  Or if I find a sign?

Please call Saskatoon Police Services at 306-975-8300 to report vandalism or theft of City signs.  If you find an abandoned sign , please email us or call 306-975-2476.

Our staff wear City of Saskatoon high-visibility vests when they update dates and reposition signs.

 

Street sweeping is scheduled for the same day as my Black Garbage, Blue Recycling or Green Cart collection.  Can I still put my cart on the street for collection?

If you are a Green Cart subscriber, your collection day may occur on your neighbourhood sweeping day. Please place your cart on the street as instructed and City staff will move it out of the way for sweeping and return it for collection.  The schedule is designed to work around the black garbage and blue recycling cart collection, which are city-wide programs.

 

Will the City be cleaning leaves and debris off sidewalks?

The City cleans sidewalks on major roadways, and asks that you remove leaves and debris from your sidewalks and driveways. Please do not push leaves from your sidewalk, boulevard and yard onto the street. City Bylaws prohibit doing so and violators may receive a warning or a fine.

 

How do I dispute a parking ticket?

Please contact a Customer Service Representative to discuss options at 306-975-2400 or on the main floor of City Hall at 222 Third Avenue South.