In preparation for winter, the City’s fall clean-up of streets will begin Sunday evening, October 20, 2013, weather permitting and will target areas of Winnipeg where the accumulation of leaves is particularly heavy.
Motorists are advised that temporary “No Parking” signs will be placed in advance in some areas where parked vehicles pose a problem to the sweeping operation. Vehicles parked at “No Parking” signs, during the times indicated, will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense.
Property owners are urged not to rake yard waste material (e.g., grass clippings, leaves) or other debris onto the streets as it can plug the street drains. Plugged drains cause water ponding problems on the street, and could also increase the risk of basement flooding by causing water to drain into the wastewater sewer through manhole covers. Residents are cautioned not to place yard waste material into manholes or ditches, as this can also cause flooding problems.
The street cleanup is expected to take two to three weeks to complete. For more information about the Fall Leaf Sweeping program please visit http://winnipeg.ca/publicworks/FallCleaning/default.asp