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.
2020 SWEEPING SCHEDULE
Please be aware this timeline is dependent on the snow melting.
Scheduled Sweeping Period
March 30 - April 8
April 9 - April 17
April 20 - April 29
April 30 - May 6
May 7 - May 15
May 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.