City of London begins spring cleanup of roads and parks ahead of schedule

Spring has sprung and due to the warmer temperatures, City of London crews are getting a head start on the annual litter cleanup for City parks and along roadways.

Crews began litter cleanup across the city last week with work continuing this week. The City has also had street sweepers out earlier this year than ever before, with our full complement back on roads sweeping daily starting last week. The annual spring cleanup typically begins in mid-April.

Early litter clean ups will focus on roads that have immediate roadside access for crews.

Residents can expect further details and signage about cleanups along busier roadsides in the coming months. These roads with higher speed limits, such as Highbury Avenue, require temporary closures for crews to safely clean up litter. The cleanups are also weather dependent and require dry conditions to allow trucks to reach centre ditches which can be inaccessible when wet during this time of year.

One of London’s Ravo street sweepers cleans a road in late 2023.

Litter cleanups will also take place in parks, and while this early start to spring cleaning will help, preparations for our parks will continue into May.

Seasonal garbage cans will be heading back to City parks starting this month, with all the extra containers placed by May.

All outdoor sports fields will be open by May 6. Installing public tennis nets is also expected to be complete by the beginning of May.

All public washrooms in parks will be open by the May long weekend.

The City is aware of current roadside and park litter concerns and reminds Londoners it is everyone’s responsibility to keep our community clean and green.

Please report illegal dumping and other litter issues on our Service London portal at

Last modified:Tuesday, April 09, 2024