What happens to all the sand and salt on Winnipeg streets?
Millions of kilograms of sand, salt have to go somewhere once winter is done
Those amounts, according to a city spokesperson, are actually slightly lower than normal, but you would be hard pressed to tell from the mess left on Winnipeg streets.
The city says overnight temperatures have to climb above (and stay above) zero before they can send out the street cleaners, which will happen around the second week of April.
After it’s all cleaned up, the salt and gravel will be used as cover material at the landfill.
Which raises the question: what else could we do with 87 million kilograms of sand and salt?