Why does street sweeping take so long?

There are over 110 kilometres of roads in Chestermere. It often takes at least 2 passes in each direction to clean the road, curbs, medians, and gutters properly. For comparison – that is roughly the same distance as driving round trip between Chestermere and Canmore.

Neighborhoods vary in density and size. Where possible, they are broken up in to zones to reflect about one week of time.

Additionally, schedules are also designed to factor in buffer time for weather delays, equipment maintenance, and daily sweeper unloading.

Last Updated: June 1, 2020

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1. Where can I find the street sweeping zone map?
2. What time of year does street sweeping start? How long will it take?
3. I saw the sweepers working on my street even though it is not our scheduled week, why?
4. Why is one zone scheduled ahead of another zone?
5. My curbside collection for blue, green, and/or black bin is scheduled for the same time as street sweeping, what do I do?
6. What time of day do sweepers operate?
7. What should I do when I see street sweeping signs posted in my area?
8. When can I move my vehicle back on to the street?
9. I live in a new community. Why has my street not been swept?
10. How is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the street sweeping program?
11. Why does street sweeping take so long?