Spring Cleanup – Our City & Neighbourhoods
The snow is almost gone, rains are helping clean our city – and those 80 km hour winds this past winter have strewn garbage everywhere!
City of Winnipeg
Over the next five to six weeks, the City is conducting its annual spring cleanup of streets, pathways, parks, boulevards and more!
Crews began cleaning Winnipeg’s street network, including bridges, sidewalks, and active transportation pathways this week. It’s anticipated that crews will commence the cleanup of boulevards and median, as well as cleaning up litter and debris in City parks on Sunday, May 8, weather and conditions permitting.
When a residential street is scheduled for sweeping, residents should find an alternate place to park such as an off-street driveway or parking lot. This will help the City’s spring cleanup operation run smoothly and will prevent you from being ticketed and towed.
- The Public Works department installs No Parking signs on SOME streets – not all.
- If your street has been signed with a No Parking sign, you must remove your vehicle in the time frame identified on the sign.
- Vehicles parked in violation may receive a $150 ticket and may be towed to the towing company’s compound at the owner’s expense.
Who wants to organize a spring cleanup in their neighbourhood? A few extra hands helping to cleanup will be greatly appreciated!
A Spring Cleanup is very easy to organize:
- Contact Take Pride Winnipeg to get free gloves, bags and pickers.
- Pick a date and a meeting place – share the information with me and I will share on my social media platforms to promote.
- On the day of your cleanup, provide volunteers with cleaning supplies, send them out to problem areas, then meet back for coffee and treat (I’ll provide funding).
Please know I’ve also contacted the homebuilders to ensure they clean up their construction garbage, and mall owners to ensure their areas are clean!
Any questions? Please contact Arian at my office: AArianpour@winnipeg.ca
Yard waste collection
This year’s curbside yard waste collection program will begin the week of May 9 for homes in yard waste collection area “A” and the week of May 16 for homes in yard waste collection area “B”. Residents can also drop off yard waste for free at the Brady, Pacific or Panet 4R Winnipeg Depots.
Yard waste is collected at the curb once every two weeks, on the same collection day as recycling and garbage, and will continue until November. Residents can find out their yard waste collection days by:
- Visiting this page
- Contacting 311
Yard waste includes unlimited amounts of outside organic materials, such as grass clippings, leaves, plants, flowers, bush/shrub clippings, and small tied bundles of branches no longer than one metre or heavier than 22 kilograms. For more information, please see Yard Waste Collection.