I live on a collector street. Must you sweep my street at night?
Arterials, collectors and some streets in residential areas such as the University and downtown core need to be swept by our night shift operations staff because the volume of traffic and parking is too heavy during the day. The practice of night shift sweeping has been in effect for many years.

Our sweeper operators are very conscious that there are homes on or near arterial and collector streets. Operators move through such areas as quickly as possible in an attempt to minimize noise by limiting idling and avoiding filling the sweepers with water at residential fire hydrants.

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1. Why doesn't the City have a set sweeping schedule?
2. I live on a collector street. Must you sweep my street at night?
3. Why does the City schedule street sweeping on the same day as my garbage pick-up day?
4. Why does the sweeper sweep down the middle of the street?
5. Why is my street being swept when the street appears to be clean and has no litter?
6. Can I get used brooms/wires for personal use?