City’s spring cleanup coming soon


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This article was published 20/04/2022 (416 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

the City of Winnipeg’s annual spring cleanup typically begins in May and includes removing sand, debris, and litter that accumulated on public property over the winter months.

During the boulevard cleaning program, boulevards with more than an estimated two wheelbarrows of sand on regional (Priority 1) and non-regional (Priority 2) streets will be maintained by the city. If the amount of sand on the boulevard is more than two wheelbarrows you should report the issue either by emailing or calling 311.

Once underway, spring cleanup typically runs five to six weeks, as the city’s entire street network, including sidewalks, active transportation pathways, bridges, boulevards, and medians are cleaned. Crews will also clean up litter and debris in city parks. This is a major operation involving typically over 300 pieces of equipment and approximately 500 workers.

Winnipeg’s citywide spring cleanup program will soon begin.
Winnipeg’s citywide spring cleanup program will soon begin.

Complaints of incomplete street cleaning or work that is just not up to expected standards of should also be directed to or by calling 311. Please make sure you file those complaints on or before June 30 at 4 p.m.

As a reminder, residents are urged to not rake yard waste material or other debris onto streets ,as this can plug drains and cause ponding problems as well as increase the risk of basement flooding. Debris should be put out for regular garbage collection. Compostable yard waste material, such as grass clippings or leaves, can be placed out for yard waste collection in any reusable containers without a lid, cardboard boxes, or paper yard waste bags.

If you have yard waste before the curbside program starts up you can drop it off for free at one of the City’s 4R Winnipeg Depots. Once the curbside yard waste program begins, yard waste will collected at the curb once every two weeks, on the same day as your recycling and garbage.

Finally, residents of Transcona will be happy to see Kern Park and Kildonan Meadows Park go through a transformation this year as the public service has deemed that they have outlived their amenities. These park renewal projects will include at least one accessibility feature as part of the renewed amenities.

However, I should point out that the city’s 2022 budget again saw a decrease in ward funds to support park improvements, which in turn slows the renewal of area parks and features.

As always, I’m proud to represent Transcona at City Hall, and I hope you find my articles informative.

Should you want to discuss this or other items of concern, please contact my office via telephone at 204-986-8087 or email

Shawn Nason

Shawn Nason
Transcona ward report

Shawn Nason is the city councillor for Transcona ward.

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