Street Sweeping

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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, removing 11,000 tons of debris every year.

Street Sweeping Schedule

Street sweeping activities are operated on a scheduled basis, rotating through zones with most streets swept every six to eight weeks. Streets are also swept before and after special events that use city streets.

Street sweeping may be requested for emergency situations and is reserved for accidents, spills, and road hazards only. Emergency requests can be submitted at

How You Can Help

  • Do not 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.