Street Cleaning

Spring sweeping has begun and will continue in the order listed below, weather permitting. Please check the website for updates. Watch for information signs posted up in your area. The signs will be placed in advance of our crews moving into an area. To assist us, review the information below on ways you can help in the sweeping process.

Arterial sweeping is underway. Please give our crews plenty of room to work.

Street Sweeping Information

Public Works will complete the following activities through the course of its spring cleanup and maintenance operations:

  1. Arterial boulevard cleaning and street sweeping.
  2. Collector boulevard cleaning and collector / residential street sweeping.
  3. Litter control.
  4. Pothole patching.

Residential Neighbourhoods

Public Works will be sweeping residential neighbourhoods on a rotational basis. All street cleaning activities are coordinated with waste collection schedules and will not affect regular pick up days. Sweeping notification signs will be posted in subdivision entrances before work's commenced. Watch for signs in your neighbourhood and check this page for updates! Street cleaning will take approximately 3-4 weeks, weather permitting.

The Spring 2021 sweeping schedule

1. Heritage Lakes (Complete) 11. Erin Ridge
2.Grandin (Complete) 12. Inglewood
3. Akinsdale (In Progress) 13. Mission
4. Sturgeon (Complete) 14. Lacombe 
5. Forest Lawn (Complete) 15. Riverside
6. Kingswood  16. Ville Giroux
7. Woodlands 17. Deer Ridge
8. Pineview (In Progress) 18. North Ridge
9. Braeside 19. Jensen Lakes
10. Oakmont  

What Can You Do to Help?

  • Move any parked cars
  • Sweep your sidewalk and driveway in advance
  • Remove rubber driveway mats and any other on-street obstructions (basketball nets, waste collection carts, etc.)
  • Do not park on the street until the signs at the neighbourhood entrances have been removed

Night-time Operations

Night-time crews will be working between 9:00 pm and 6:00 am. Residents backing onto arterial roadways may experience some related noise. This inconvenience will only last a short time.

Nighttime sweeping has proven to be very successful for Public Works as City crews can sweep boulevards along arterial roads and center medians of the highway during the night.

This operation is beneficial because:

  • It allows crews to operate more safely and efficiently.
  • There is less traffic during the night and therefore provides a safer environment for crews.
  • There are minimal traffic disruptions.
  • It allows crews to complete sweeping earlier than relying solely on daytime operations.

The patience and understanding of residents is greatly appreciated.

Boulevard cleaning and street sweeping

Collector boulevard cleaning and residential / collector street sweeping is scheduled to start in the spring. All residential and collector streets will be cleaned during the day (7:00 am to 5:00 pm) and are scheduled to be completed promptly. These dates are contingent on favourable weather conditions.

Litter Control

Each year, Public Works initiates a Spring Clean-Up program with a round of litter picking at all entranced roadways in St. Albert. This cycle continues throughout the year and expands during the summer months when Public Works has increased staff in the field.

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Last edited: April 9, 2021