Out Here in These Streets
Street sweeping helps keep our city’s streets clean and free of debris, so that motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists can better enjoy the streets of St. Pete. Street sweeping is also the most cost-effective way of improving water quality, preventing our storm drains from clogging with debris, which can lead to flooding during storms and pollution of our bays and surface waters. The City employs seven street sweepers that cover approximately 37,380 miles of curb and arterial streets. The city’s 12 zones are swept on a three month rotating basis, and this effort removes 11,000 tons of debris every year. The entire city is swept twice a year. Streets are also swept before and after special events that use city streets.
how you can help
- Do not to rake or blow leaves, grass, litter, palm fronds, twigs, branches or other materials into the street. Street sweepers will bypass debris piles to avoid hidden objects that may damage sweeper equipment.
- Make sure trash and recycling containers are in their proper locations.
- Remove vehicles from the street when sweepers are scheduled to avoid possible flying debris, citations, or vehicle towing.