King Township's Public Works street sweeping contractor will begin the winter sand clean-up throughout the Township in mid to late April (weather permitting).
Frequently Asked Questions
Street sweeping is anticipated to start in mid to late April and is usually completed by the May long weekend, weather permitting. Street sweeping timelines may vary year to year.
Sweeping will commence by sweeping the roadways in the Townships main villages first, then move outwards to smaller communities.
The Township asks all residents to minimize residential street parking, when possible, during this process to ensure best results. Township staff will note such obstructions and will return at a later time.
Sweepers are designed to sweep only normal build up of sand on the curb edge. Any sand that is swept into a pile cannot be swept by the sweeper, as this machine is not capable of doing so. Please leave sand in its normal state, as the sweepers collection will be more effective.
Sometimes the sweeping process is a two part process. The first sweeper that goes by is designed to pick up the bulk of the sand. Following that, another pass will be required to pick up the finer sand.
Another reason could be a result of rain. If the roads becomes too wet the sand tends to spread, appearing to be messy. The Township will not sweep in the rain , if sweeping has commenced and it starts to rain, the sweeper will return to re-sweep the area.
If you live in a new development /unassumed area these roads are not swept by the Township's Public Works contractor, sweeping is the responsibility of the Developer.
Please contact ServiceKing if you require further assistance.