Street sweeping

Sweeping starts every April and ends by the beginning of May each year, weather permitting. Arterial roads are swept first followed by residential streets.

As our sweepers make their rounds in the city, Cars parked on narrow roads may need to move for a few hours while we complete our work. If your street is affected, you’ll see a sign posted a couple days in advance, so you have time to find a temporary, alternate parking spot.

If your car is parked on a street scheduled for sweeping, it will be towed.

Report debris or spills on your street

Report an issue

To report debris or a spill (gravel, manure, garbage, etc.), we need the following information:

  1. Name of the street
  2. Nearest building number
  3. Name of the nearest cross-street
  4. Description of the debris or spill

Debris spills are addressed on a priority basis.

To report a spill with an environmental concern, please contact the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) at 1-800-268-6060.

Reporting concerns on the Hanlon Parkway and in Wellington County

Engagement

In August 2018, we engaged the community on street sweeping. The survey helped us to understand:

  • If our streets are being effectively cleared of sand, salt, branches and garbage
  • How important our street sweeping program is to you
  • Suggestions you have to improve how streets are swept

Timelines

Phase one: Survey (summer 2018)

A survey was available between August 20 and September 7, 2018.

Phase two: Analysis (fall 2018)

Staff will review the results and use the feedback to determine if we can do more to keep streets clear of debris.

Phase three: Implement (spring 2019)

We will use this feedback to adjust our street sweeping program in spring 2019.

For more information on engagement

Yanick Beaudin
Supervisor, Roads and Right of Way, Operations
519-822-1260 extension 2008
yanick.beaudin@guelph.ca

Street sweeping protects Guelph’s drinking water

Street sweeping clears all 581 kilometres of City streets of sand and salt deposited during our winter control operations and other debris.

Aside from keeping our streets neat and tidy, spring street sweeping protects water quality and the environment by keeping pollutants out of Guelph’s ponds, rivers and streams. It also keeps storm drains clear of debris so rain and melted snow have somewhere to go. Learn how you can help protect Guelph’s source water.