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The City has four street sweepers in its fleet and is responsible for cleaning and maintaining approximately 1,800 lane kilometres of urban and suburban streets. Both mechanical and regenerative air sweepers are used to clean streets. 

Street sweeping takes place from April to early November on both a scheduled and as-needed basis.  After the initial spring sweeping is completed, crews perform routine street sweeping to remove debris from streets and curb lines. Cycle lane sweeping is a priority in the spring and is scheduled throughout the year. 

Crews will respond (24/7) to reports of sand, gravel, broken glass and other debris as required.


Spring street sweeping

Crews work three shifts per day, 24 hours, Monday to Friday until all streets are swept. Main streets are swept first, followed by residential streets which take approximately seven weeks to complete. Review the residential street schedule below to know when your street is scheduled for sweeping.

Spring cleanup is the heaviest and most time consuming due to the accumulation of debris and winter sand through the fall, winter and spring. Where possible, median islands and adjacent sidewalks will be swept before the street sweepers make their pass. Often, more than one pass is required to sufficiently clean the street, and that's why you typically will see two sweepers working together.

The City approaches street sweeping as follows:

  • Dedicated cycling lanes and main streets are addressed first. There is an increased likelihood for dust to accumulate on these streets due to higher traffic volumes, followed by transit routes and collector streets.
  • Once the main streets and collectors are complete, sweeping moves to residential streets. Residential streets typically have curb and gutter, where the winter sand collects. See the residential spring street sweeping schedule below.
  • Following residential streets, sweeping moves to rural roads in areas with curbs and gutters. 

We appreciate your patience as crews complete our annual spring street sweeping program. 


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2020 Spring Residential Street Sweeping Schedule

Section

 

Shift

 

Area

 

1

Midnight
11 p.m. - 7 a.m.

Division St. to Ontario St., Queen St. to Barrie St.

 

Day
7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Sir John A to Division St., John Counter Blvd to Concession St.

 

Afternoon
3 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Princess St. to Taylor Kidd Blvd., Bayridge Dr to Gardiners Rd.

2

Midnight
11 p.m. - 7 a.m.

Division St. to Waterfront., Railway St to Queen St.

 

Day
7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Kingston East, North of Burnett St. (curbed area)

 

Afternoon
3 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Princess St. to Taylor Kidd Blvd., Collins Bay Rd to Bayridge Dr.

3

Midnight
11 p.m. - 7 a.m.

Bath Rd to Johnson St., Little Cat Creek to Sir John A.

 

Day
7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

401 to John Counter Blvd,. (also Railway St) , Little Cat Creek to Cat River

 

Afternoon
3 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Princess St. to Water Front., Collins Bay Rd. to West boundary

4

Midnight
11 p.m. - 7 a.m.

Canadian Forces Base

 

Day
7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

401 to Taylor Kidd Blvd., Gardiners Rd to Little Cat Creek.

 

Afternoon
3 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Taylor Kidd Blvd. to Bath Rd., Collins Bay Rd. to Bayridge Dr.

5

Midnight
11 p.m. - 7 a.m.

Johnson St to Water Front., Sir John A, to Barrie St.

 

Day
7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

401 to Princess St., West limits to Gardiners Rd.

 

Afternoon
3 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Bath Rd. to Henderson Blvd., Collins Bay to Days Rd.

6

Midnight
11 p.m. - 7 a.m.

Johnson St. to Water Front., Little Cataraqui Creek to Sir John A.

 

Day
7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Taylor Kidd Blvd. to Bath Rd., Gardiners Rd to Little Cat Creek

 

Afternoon
3 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Henderson Blvd. to Waterfront., to Days Rd (Sunny Acres)

7

Midnight
11 p.m. - 7 a.m.

Concession St. to Johnson St., Sir John A to Division St.

 

Day
7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Sir John A to Little Cat Creek., John Counter Blvd to Bath Rd.

 

Afternoon
3 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Bath Rd. to Taylor Kidd Blvd., Bayridge Dr to Gardiners Rd.

 

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City Street Sweepers at work

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