‘Operation Clean Sweep’ Helps Kick Start Spring, Free Parking Available

DPW is working hard on keeping Burlington a beautiful place to live, work and play. As part of that effort, they are launching Operation Clean Sweep from April 24 to May 3, 2019.

Crews are currently out sweeping, as they do all year, however, Operation Clean Sweep is a coordinated, aggressive effort to beautify the Queen City for the great weather ahead and help keep Lake Champlain clean.

Road and yard debris is not only unattractive, but it is also bad for the environment and lake health. Yard debris contains significant phosphorous, which contributes to cyanobacteria blooms.

Avoid sweeping debris into the street. It’s bad for the lake and bad for the mechanically complex sweepers. DPW encourages residents to take yard debris to CSWD locations and to use the appropriate trash, recycling or compost options for any non-yard debris.

Remember! When the lights are on the cars are gone – from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Please watch for the lights in your area and remove any vehicles from the streets on your night.

Free parking is available in the city-owned Marketplace Garage (47 S. Winooski: entrances on Cherry St & Bank St), College St Garage (60 College St: Entrances on College St & Batter St) and Lakeview Garage (41 Cherry St) starting at 10 p.m. the night of towing.

For a map of these city-owned parking locations, please visit https://parkburlington.com/downtown-parking/parking-map/.

Streets will be swept on the following dates:

  • ZONE A – New North End (East- Side) – Wednesday, April 24, 2019 
  • ZONE B – New North End (West-Side) – Thursday, April 25, 2019 
  • ZONE F – Downtown – Sunday, April 28, 2019 
  • ZONE G – Old North End – Monday, April 29, 2019 
  • ZONE D – Hill Section – Tuesday, April 30, 2019 
  • ZONE E – University Area – Wednesday, May 1, 2019 
  • ZONE C – South End – Thursday, May 2, 2019

Sweeping will begin at 10 p.m. and last until 7 a.m. For more information please call us at 802-863-9094 or visit https://www.burlingtonvt.gov/DPW/Clean-Sweep.