The crunch of the fall leaves as you walk across some of Saskatoon's streets will be a thing of the past in the next few weeks.
The fall street sweeping begins on Monday to reduce the risk of spring flooding by ensuring leaves and debris are not blocking street drains. Director of Roadways and Operations, Brandon Harris, says the priority is to sweep the streets where higher volumes of leaves typically fall. You will know if your area is next when bright yellow 'No Parking' signs are posted 36 to 48 hours before the sweeping begins. Any vehicles remaining at 7 a.m. on sweeping day may be ticketed and relocated to a nearby street. The City reminds homeowners that if you are raking up your leaves and boulevards, the leaves should be placed in green carts, taken to compost depots, or bagged and put into black carts, but they shouldn't be swept or raked onto the street.