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Each year, City of Lethbridge street sweeping crews clean thousands of tonnes of sand and debris from about 540 kilometres of city roads. This helps to prevent that material from being washed into the Oldman River via our storm sewer system. It also reduces airborne dust in neighbourhoods and makes the streets safer for cycling, walking, and driving.
Every public road in the city is swept each year. Street sweeping usually begins in early to mid-April, weather permitting. If the weather cooperates, street sweeping for the entire city is finished by the end of June or early July.
We begin with downtown streets and major arterial roads, and then move into the residential and industrial areas.
Arterial roads without on-street parking and roads in industrial areas are swept at night between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. to avoid impeding traffic during busier daytime hours.
Roads in residential areas (Local and Collector roads) are swept during the day, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Sweeping is scheduled not to conflict with front pickup automated garbage collection days. Please be sure to move your cart off the street once your garbage has been collected.
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