Why does street cleaning on the Halifax Peninsula happen at night?
Streets on the Halifax Peninsula are cleaned during the overnight hours to lessen the impact on daytime traffic and parking. All other areas within the street cleaning program are completed during the day.
Why do the streets on the Halifax Peninsula need to be cleaned every week?
The Halifax Peninsula is a heavily-treed area, which requires more maintenance to keep the roadway clear for all users. The regular overnight schedule allows crews to address any buildup of fallen leaves that can clog catch basins, potentially putting homes and streets at risk of flooding. It also helps to keep these areas clean and presentable.
Why do some streets have parking restrictions for street cleaning and others don’t?
This decision goes back several decades, when residents on the Halifax Peninsula were asked about their preference for street cleaning. Some areas opted to have one side of the street cleaned one evening and the other side the next night. This requires parking on alternate sides of the street for two nights of the week to accommodate the street cleaners. Other areas chose to have a numbered street, which means there is no requirement to move your vehicle.
What has the municipality done to diminish the noise made by the street cleaners?
In 2016, the municipality purchased four quieter street cleaning machines to minimize noise.
Sometimes I take the time to move my vehicle, as per the posted parking restrictions, but no service is delivered. Why is that?
We appreciate your cooperation to help keep our municipality clean. The street cleaning machines are subject to wear and tear and requires regular maintenance. It may be that a machine was broken down and wasn't able to service all its scheduled areas but will be back in operation once repairs are complete.