Operation Clean Sweep kicks off Monday in Estevan, with city crews working to collect garbage around town and from people's homes.

"City crews will be on the outlying areas of the city and entrances picking up garbage and debris from the ditches and wherever they find it," said Roads and Drainage Manager Norm Mack.

"We have our pick up days again on the front curb. The north portion of the city will be Wednesday May 17, and with that we ask the residents to put their debris or refuse out on the curb by 8:00 both Wednesday and Thursday morning. Thursday is the south portion of the city, that's south of the tracks. That's how we divide the city."

Mack also touched on some of the criteria that residents should follow.

"We ask the residents to put everything in a plastic bag," Mack said. "We're taking leaves, branches, the branches must be bundled into three foot bundles. And whatever else they have laying around the yard, we'll take."

"You're welcome to walk your alleys and pick up any paper or garbage flying around your neighbourhood and make the city look good."

Operation Clean Sweep will be followed by Free Landfill Weekend next weekend.

"We have Free Landfill Weekend for folks that have debris or yard waste or garbage...those days are free," Mack said.

Both Operation Clean Sweep and Free Landfill Weekend are for city residents and residential areas only.

"We've run into a late winter and there hasn't been a whole lot of yard work yet and if we do get a nice week next week, it's going to be just perfect timing for cleaning up that yard and getting debris out of your yard and going to the landfill, so it's sort of perfect timing this year with the late snowfall we just had three weeks ago," Mack said.