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 2019, DPW is accelerating the schedule by adding a night shift from 9 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 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 stormwater permit.
Yearly Schedule- WEATHER PERMITTING
The 2019 schedule includes:
Ward 3: April 2 - April 12
Ward 4: April 15 - April 24
Ward 5: April 25 - May 3
Ward 6: May 6 - May 15
Ward 1: May 16 - May 24
Ward 2: May 27 - June 5
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.