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Winter did not treat all of us well—and streets and pedestrian paths are certainly worse for winter. That is why most of the street and pedestrian road cleaning takes place in the spring, and into summer, even though they also get a little cleaning in the fall to prepare for the coming winter.
Residents receive text messages with the dates of cleaning, and markings are posted in streets, before their streets are swept and washed. To make sure everything goes smoothly, please move your car out of public areas in the street.
We are starting with the cleaning of the main walking and biking paths—as well as the main roads, and streets and paths around them.
Then, we clean and wash residential streets, pavements, and nearby paths.
Finally, we complete street washing of the main roads and connecting roads.
In the fall, after the leaves have started to fall, we sweep streets and pedestrian paths in one pass for maintenance.
When snow falls or if there is slippery ice in Reykjavík, we work according to the winter service contingency plan.