Driveway windrow snow clearing program

The City offers a driveway windrow clearing program for residents 65 years and older, and for persons with disabilities. A windrow is the pile of snow left at the bottom of a driveway after a plow clears the road.

What’s included in the program

The program runs from December 1, 2023 until March 11, 2024 and is available to 750 participants on a first come, first served basis.

Windrow snow clearing is done after major and secondary roads have been plowed for emergency and transit. It may take up to 36 hours after the end of a snow storm for windrows to be cleared.

The program clears a three-metre space in the windrow at the bottom of your driveway, enough space for one car to pass through. Windrow snow clearing doesn’t clear to bare pavement, but the surface will be safe and passable.

Program fee

The program costs $200 for the season, but is free for residents who meet the financial assistance criteria. The program fee is non-refundable.

Who is eligible

To qualify for the program, you must:

  • Be a resident of Mississauga
  • Be 65 years or older in 2023 or have a physical disability verified by a regulated health professional

You do not qualify for the program if:

  • There is anyone living at your residence who is 16 years of age or older and does not have a physical disability

Financial assistance criteria

To qualify for the free program, the total net income of your household must be below the Statistics Canada low income cut-offs.

Number of people in household Statistics Canada low income cut-offs
1 $24,347
2 $29,632
3 $36,898
4 $46,033
5 $52,418
6 $58,133
7 or more $63,848

Only one person per address is eligible for this program. Residents who live on a private road, in a high-rise multi-unit building, condominium or within a commercial property are not eligible to apply.

How to apply

Contact us

If you have any questions about the windrow program, please call 311 (905-615-4311 outside City limits).

If you need more information or help with your application, please call the Recreation Customer Service Centre at 905-615-4100 and select option 1 or email