Monday, April 14, 2014 (Halifax, NS) – HRM Public Works crews are hard at work picking up litter and cleaning the streets, sidewalks and parks across the Halifax Regional Municipality.
The annual spring clean-up typically gets going at the beginning of April. Crews will concentrate on cleaning the core areas of Halifax, Dartmouth and Bedford initially, and then expand from there. In the core areas alone there are approximately 1,500 kilometres of road and 3,000 kilometres of curb to clean.
Crews will be picking up litter by hand on the streets and clearing winter debris from the more than 450 parks across the municipality. The sidewalks will also be swept and washed.
Street sweepers will be out in full force cleaning roadways where snowbanks have melted. In areas where snowbanks are still blocking the curb, crews will monitor the area and return when the area is clear.
HRM advises residents to find off-street parking on the days that street cleaners are scheduled to be in their neighbourhood. If not, their vehicles may be ticketed. Crews cycle through the neighbourhoods, so residents should refer to on-street parking signage for their service day.
Wherever possible, HRM encourages residents to help with the clean-up by cleaning areas in and around their own property. If residents know of neighbours who are away or could use a hand, they are urged to help them out. Great neighbours make great neighbourhoods, and a clean city is good for everyone.
If residents know of turf or curb damage around the HRM, please call 311 to file an incident report or fill out an online service form at https://apps.halifax.ca/311.
HRM thanks residents for their cooperation to help clean up our communities across the region.