The city will start its annual street sweeping program on Tuesday.

"We've been sweeping arterials and collectors now for the last two weeks," said Roland Aitchison, superintendent of operations for roadway maintenance.

"So we are sweeping but our main focus is on Tuesday morning for residentials."

The cleanup of Edmonton’s 4,700 kilometres of roads takes as long as nine weeks.

Aitchison estimates about 165,000 tonnes of sand and gravel were added to the roads this winter.

About two-thirds of materials are recovered and used again.

An interactive online street sweeping guide will let residents know when crews are coming to their community.