Street Sweeping Schedule

Street sweeping is fully underway across most parts of the city with crews working around the clock. The City and our contractors, Jara Sweeping and John Sweeping, are actively working together to complete this year's street sweeping program.

Residents are asked to avoid parking overnight on municipal roads and remove basketball and hockey nets from streets until sweeping is complete. Please do not place garbage containers and recycling boxes on roads or in gutters.

How Does Street Sweeping Work?

City and contractor crews work together to sweep the entire city. We prioritize and schedule areas for sweeping to take into account different factors.

Areas that are swept first include:

  • high pedestrian traffic areas such as the downtown centre,
  • high risk drainage areas to ensure resident safety and to protect our waterways from runoff. 

What can the street-sweeping process look like?

  1. A water truck will apply water to the area before the sweeping begins.
  2. A sidewalk sweeper will then sweep the sand from the sidewalk onto the boulevard.
  3. Another piece of equipment will follow and sweep the sand away from the boulevard or curb onto the street for simpler pick up.
  4. A conveyor sweeper will pick up the sand from the street and place it into a dump truck.
  5. A sweeper truck will follow to pick up any remaining sand

It can take several passes to remove the sand and debris. Although equipment will follow each other, it can take some time in between passes for the next piece of equipment to come by. 

Why are some of the streets in my area swept and some aren’t?

The City has partnered with a contractor to sweep all areas of our community. The work has been coordinated between the partners to ensure efficiency. Based on the sweeping schedule, equipment available, and type of road, one street may be on a route that is swept by a different crew than another.

The type of street determines who will be performing the work:

Roads with a curb and sidewalk and/or boulevards

  • City crews sweep the sand from the sidewalks and boulevards onto the street along the curb.
  • The contractor sweeps the road and picks up the sand along the curb.
  • This can take a number of passes with a number of days between each pass.

Roads with curb and no sidewalk

  • City or contractor crews sweep the sand from the road and pick up the sand along the curb.

Roads without curb

  • City crews sweep the sand from the road.

Inclement weather can impact the street sweeping operations. The City and our contractor are working diligently to complete the program.

2020 Street Sweeping Schedules

The schedules below show areas where City and contractor street sweeping activities are taking place each week. Please keep in mind that City and contractor crews may be working in the same area at different times. As entire areas of the city have been swept, we will provide a list of the completed areas.

May 18 to May 22

Crews will be sweeping in the following locations:

  • Garson
  • Skead
  • Levack
  • Dowling
  • Coniston

Completed Areas

Crews have completed sweeping in the following areas of the City:

  • Azilda
  • Chelmsford
  • Capreol
  • Minnow Lake
  • Hanmer
  • Val Caron
  • Lively
  • Old Hospital Area
  • Falconbridge
  • Downtown
  • New Sudbury
  • South End
  • Copper Cliff
  • Flour Mill
  • Wahnapitai
  • Donovan
  • West End

Note: Completed areas are still under review for any deficiencies which may need to be addressed.