Street Sweeping

The Department of Public Works (DPW) is responsible for street sweeping.  Every spring, sweeping begins on the main lines of the city, followed by side streets on a ward-by-ward basis. The schedule rotates every year, so that the first ward done in one year is moved to the bottom of the list in the following year.

Please keep in mind that the schedule is subject to change due to weather or equipment problems. In 2020 the DPW is accelerating the schedule by sweeping from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. (Monday - Thursday nights) in addition to the usual shift from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The night shift enables the DPW to complete sweeping streets in June instead of August, resulting in a cleaner city and less sand in the catch basins and storm drains.  This will also bring the city into compliance with the new EPA storm-water permit.


Please be aware this timeline is dependent on the snow melting.

WardScheduled Sweeping Period
Ward 4
March 30 - April 8
Ward 5April 9 - April 17
Ward 6April 20 - April 29
Ward 1April 30 - May 6
Ward 2May 7 - May 15
Ward 3May 18 - May 29

Residents are asked to sweep sidewalks in front of their homes.  Sand should be placed in wind rows- not in piles-  so that the equipment can successfully remove it.

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