Why is my street being swept when the street appears to be clean and has no litter?
During the summer months there is less visible debris on the streets. It is still important, however, to keep cleaning the street on a consistent basis. Sweeping reduces stormwater contaminants, such as grit, sediment and heavy metals, which are difficult to see. Reducing this debris is significant in order to prevent such contaminants from entering the stormwater system which discharges directly into our local water ways.

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1. Why doesn't the City have a set sweeping schedule?
2. I live on a collector street. Must you sweep my street at night?
3. Why does the City schedule street sweeping on the same day as my garbage pick-up day?
4. Why does the sweeper sweep down the middle of the street?
5. Why is my street being swept when the street appears to be clean and has no litter?
6. Can I get used brooms/wires for personal use?