Brampton - The Region of Peel will begin the annual spring street cleaning on April 22 and finish around end of June. Work in Mississauga and south Brampton is being conducted at night to minimize impact to traffic. Work in north Brampton and Caledon will be completed during daytime hours. Street cleaning of regional roads improves road and community safety by removing hazardous debris like needles, nails, scrap metals, and harmful materials to the environment like oil, salt and heavy metals. A clean road with less dirt and sand improves traction and reduces flying debris on windy days.
Residents and businesses should be aware of the following:
• Night time work will take place from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. on weeknights, while daytime work will take place from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting.
• Lanes will be closed one at a time. Anticipate merging traffic.
• Drivers should stay clear of street sweepers and use extra caution at intersections where sweepers may be weaving around islands.
• Schedule of when specific streets will be cleaned is available online: peelregion.ca/roadmaintenance
Work includes cleaning all splash pads, curbs, islands and centre medians. Phase one involves removing all debris from streets where large pieces are picked up by hand. Street sweepers will sweep dirt and grime into the curb side. Phase two begins one or two weeks later using street sweeper vehicles and flusher trucks to sweep and wash, removing the dirt and grime from the road. Due to the large volume of water used, work will not occur when temperatures are below freezing.
Typical items captured in the past:
Needles, car parts, cigarette butts, wrappers, paper, cans, bottles, food containers, metal bolts, washers, etc.
Media: Photos of street sweeping vehicles are available upon request. Ride-along may be available.
Spring cleaning of streets is just the beginning of the Region's annually scheduled maintenance activities. This activity also prepares the road surface for re-painting lane markings which will start in May and proceed for approximately 3 months. Other post-winter activities in April or starting in May include the removal of road-side litter, minor boulevard repairs, straightening of road signs, safety barrier repairs and grass cutting on boulevards.