Street sweeping helps remove debris from the gutter and roadsides that would go into storm drains causing water pollution. It helps to keep catch basins and storm drains clean and functional. This can help in an event of an emergency - such as a hurricane. It also enhances the beautification of the Town.
Here is what you can do to help:
- Make sure the street in front of your house is free of any vehicles and other obstacles that would prevent the sweeper from cleaning the curbs.
- Trees that are too low or vegetation that is overgrown may also prevent a street sweeper from properly cleaning your street and should be trimmed.
- Residents can also help by not over-watering their yards. Over-watering washes pollutants such as yard clippings, pesticides, fertilizers and motor oil into the street and into storm drains. Purposely washing any type of debris into the street is not only discouraged, but it is against the law. Residents are encouraged to dispose of all yard waste in waste containers.
For 2020 street sweeping dates, please refer to: Street Sweeping Schedule for 2020