St. Catharines will be doing a spring clean starting this Monday to clear away leaves, grit and other winter leftovers from city streets.
Crews will go around neighbourhoods with special equipment to clean debris from city streets until every street in St. Catharines is clean, the city said, and is expected to take several weeks to complete.
The cleaning will take place Monday to Friday between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The city is urging residents to avoid parking vehicles on the street when crews are in their area to make the job easier.
Times and areas of cleanings will be online at stcatharines.ca/StreetCleaning, as well as on Facebook at facebook.com/cityofstcatharines and the city’s Twitter account at @st_catharines.
Some neighbourhoods may take longer to clean than others.
The city advises interested residents to check schedules daily.
Weather may cause delays.
Leaves on roads can cause slippery conditions for pedestrians and motorists, and increase the risk of flooding by clogging drains.
“It’s not safe and against the law to rake yard waste and other garbage onto roads because it could cause drainage issues and pose a hazard to pedestrians and motorists. Residents should dispose of leaves and other yard waste in compostable bags, which can be left at the curb for pick up during regular waste collection,” said a city news release.
For information about garbage, recycling and organics pick up, visit niagararegion.ca.