Comprehensive Sweeping Effort to Clean the Streets and Protect the Lake
Street sweeping picks up sediment and leafy debris preventing it from entering the lake where it can fuel cyanobacteria blooms. This also keeps the roads safer by clearing them of debris and protects homes and infrastructure by limiting flooding from clogged storm drains. While the city has resumed normal sweeping operations, Clean Sweep is a full citywide effort to clean up.
Partnering with the Community
Due to the ongoing response to covid-19, the city will not be ticketing or towing, but the community is still required to move cars off the road so that sweeping can be done as effectively as possible. Public Works will be sweeping between 10 p.m.-7 a.m. and asks that you move your cars off the street, to another zone if nearby or a City garage (currently free).
Please note: residents should not sweep debris out onto the street during Clean Sweep or any other time as this can be dangerous for cyclists or pedestrians. The City also asks that you move any basketball hoops, or other property, out of the street and off of the greenbelt.
Free parking is available in the municipal Marketplace Garage (Entrances on Cherry St & Bank St), College St Garage (Entrances on College St & Battery St) and Lakeview Garage (41 Cherry St).
Click here for our map of city-owned parking locations
See the above image or visit the DPW website to see a map of when your street will be swept or view the list. You can find that here.