In order to prevent accumulated sediment, debris, and litter from entering into the storm drain system; and, to enhance the overall beautification efforts of our neighborhoods, the Public Works Department conducts Street Sweeping operations throughout the city. Using street sweeper equipment, staff collect the street debris April through October on roughly an 8-week schedule. November through March is swept on the same schedule, but schedules cannot be predicted due to weather and a higher volume of leaves.
Street Sweeping operations are best performed when streets are clear of parked vehicles along the curbs, since this is where debris tends to accumulate. Residents are encouraged to keep parked cars off of the street during the time-frame that their neighborhood is scheduled for Street Sweeping. Streets on the schedule are swept once during the scheduled week, and not on trash collection days if at all possible.
In 2019, a total of 2,109 tons of debris were removed from streets.
In 2020, a total of 2,424 tons of debris were removed from streets.