Sweeping provides two primary benefits...the most obvious is the collection and removal of paper, leaves, and other visible debris that collects in the gutters. This debris can block storm water drains, causing localized flooding during heavy rains and pollutes our local waterways.
An equally important, but less visible benefit is the removal of metal particles and other hazardous water products left behind by passing vehicles. Although virtually invisible, these particles can be extremely harmful to fish and other wildlife. Sweeping also serves as one of our Best Management Practices (BMP) to control and improve water quality.
Sweeping takes place every other week, the day after trash collection (except designated holidays) from either 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Signage is posted at the entrance to each neighborhood indicating exact day and time. Remember, sweeping takes place every week during the months of December and January. View the 2019 street sweeping schedule (PDF).
To locate the day and time your neighborhood is scheduled to be swept, simply enter your residential address or use the color coded legend on the GIS map.