Keeping Our City Clean - The city employs seven street sweepers, covering approximately 37,380 miles of curb and arterial streets, removing 11,000 tons of debris annually. The city is divided into 12 zones, which are swept on a three-month rotating basis. Sometimes, due to traffic accidents or unforeseen environmental incidents, the sweeping schedule may be temporarily adjusted. Street sweepers also do not operate on rainy days.
The entire city is swept twice yearly. Streets are also swept before and after special events that use city streets, such as the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Major League Baseball playoffs, large-scale events like the 2012 Republican National Convention, parades and other activities.