NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Spring means many things in New Brunswick—including the pivot to alternate-side parking.

The regulations require vehicles to not park on certain sides of a given street during certain time periods. They kicked back into gear Saturday, April 1, and run through October.

Drivers who don’t abide by alternate-side parking orders may face a fine of $25, according to New Brunswick’s municipal code.

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City officials suggest drivers check the street signs on their block to determine which hours and days are subject to alternate-side parking.

The regulation takes effect so that street sweepers may clear city streets of trash, litter and grime. New Brunswick officials said garbage on municipal roads often enters nearby waterways, causing pollution.

“Street sweeping helps keep this debris out of the water and alternate side parking allows the sweeper to get where it needs to go to get the litter,” according to City Hall’s website.