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Night street sweeping starts April 11

Night Street Sweeping will be starting on Sunday, April 11 (weather permitting) and will be going for approximately six to eight weeks between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Sundays to Thursdays.

Night sweeping targets priority one routes not just with street sweepers, but with other equipment as well. The night sweeping crew will be taking sand and debris off medians and adjacent sidewalks, boulevards, flush whatever needs it and sweep the road on priority one plowing routes and downtown.

Each spring, street sweeping crews clean thousands of tonnes of sand, dirt and other debris from approximately 550 kilometres of roads in Lethbridge. This helps to prevent that material from being washed into the Oldman River via our storm sewer system. It also reduces dust in neighbourhoods and makes streets safer for cycling, walking and driving. Street sweeping is scheduled so that it doesn't conflict with garbage pickup.

Sand and debris picked up by street sweepers gets stored and cleaned and the reconditioned sand is reused by mixing it into new sand for the following year's sanding operation. Residual waste material is disposed of in the landfill.

The annual neighbourhood Street Sweeping program will start on Monday, April 12 (weather permitting), beginning on the westside in Paradise Canyon and then going to the northside, followed by the southside. The area of the city where sweeping starts rotates annually. For more information, including an option to sign up for a personalized street sweeping notice by email, text or automated phone call, visit

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Call 311 |  Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.