City Adds Three Sandbox Locations In Advance of the Sidewalk Snow Clearing Bylaw
The City of Regina provides free sand/salt mix for residents to apply to icy sidewalks throughout the winter. Applying the mix to sidewalks helps residential property owners to maintain an accessible sidewalk and increase safety for users.
Sandboxes are located throughout the community and the City has now increased the number to 16 with new locations in the Greens, Harbour Landing and in the General Hospital area.
As the weather switches between freezing and thawing, applying a mixture of sand and salt to sidewalks helps breakdown snow and ice. The City sand/salt mixture is 94 per cent sand/six per cent salt. Residents should bring a scoop and a small pail, like an ice cream bucket, and take only what they require to ensure as many people can access the material as possible.
Regina’s Sidewalk Snow Clearing Bylaw will be in place starting January 1, 2022 which means that most properties will need to clear sidewalks within 48 hours of a snow or ice event. Properties centrally located, specifically within Schedule B, will continue to maintain their sidewalks within 24 hours. Make your New Year’s resolution early! By keeping sidewalks free of snow and ice from the very first snowfall, you can help keep your neighbours safer.
Sandboxes are regularly refilled until the snow and ice melt in the spring. They are meant for residential use and not for contractors serving multiple customers. Visit Regina.ca/winter for sandbox locations.
Did you know? In an average season, residents use about 40 tonnes of sand.