Keep Sidewalks Safer with Free Sand
The City of Regina provides free sand/salt mix for Regina residents to apply to icy sidewalks throughout the winter. We encourage residents to help increase safety for pedestrians by applying the mix to sidewalks.
With the addition of two new sandbox locations, one in Harbour Landing and the other in Downtown, Regina now has 12 throughout the community. These sandboxes are regularly refilled until the snow and ice melt in the spring. 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.
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.
In an average season, residents use about 40 tonnes of sand. Crews check the sandboxes regularly to ensure they are filled, while focusing on their priority of ice control on arterial and collector roads.
The sandboxes are meant for individual use and not for contractors serving multiple customers.
For sandbox locations, visit Regina.ca/winter.