Spring in Welland brings out the street sweeper program

City of Welland press release – The City of Welland Public Works Division will initiate the street sweeping program of city roadways on Monday, March 25, 2019. Although this program has the potential to pause due to weather-related conditions, staff anticipate the program will take approximately four to six weeks to complete.

City staff will commence street sweeping within zone one and will continue systematically to zone 19. Curb lines within cul-de-sacs will be swept, and where snow piles remain another sweeping in the cul-de-sac centre areas will be done after all zones are completed.

Sweeping creates a healthier environment because it reduces dust and other airborne contaminants. The street sweeping program also reduces the amount of material that washes away into the storm-water system, which ultimately leads to the canal, river, and creeks.

“The street sweeping program creates cleaner and safer roads,” said Vince Beaudoin, Acting Manager of Public Works. “We ask for public support with keeping roads clear from vehicles where possible so that we conduct a thorough cleaning.”

For inquiries regarding the city’s street sweeping please contact Public Works at 905 735-1700 Ext. 3000

How can you help?

  • Please refrain from parking your vehicles on the road during this period
  • Please refrain from sweeping your driveway and sidewalk debris onto the roadway
  • Do not sweep the gutter or edge of road material into a pile
  • Please remove hockey and basketball nets from the edge of the road