2023 Residential Spring Sweeping
Saint Paul's annual Residential Spring Sweeping begins Thursday, April 27.
Spring street sweeping operations are expected to take approximately six weeks, weather permitting. This year, Saint Paul Public Works is starting the spring sweep a little later to focus staff on pothole patching throughout the city. Given the extraordinary pothole patching needs after this winter, Public Works will be reducing the number of sweeping crews to allow the city to keep three pothole patching crews active throughout Saint Paul.
Every spring and fall, the City of Saint Paul sweeps all residential streets - to keep them clean, and to keep debris out of our lakes, streams and rivers. It takes approximately four to six weeks to sweep all 530 miles of residential streets and 330 miles of alleys in Saint Paul. Alleys are only swept during the spring sweep. The City sweeps the 340 miles of arterial (main) streets on a regular schedule from April until October depending on weather conditions. Most arterial streets are swept at least 8 times per year. Our goal is to collect as much organic matter as possible preventing it from entering our sewers, and polluting our rivers, lakes and streams.
To help the sweeping efforts on all residential streets, please:
- Follow all “No Parking” signs, which will be posted 24 hours in advance. Please move all vehicles off the streets.
- Do NOT sweep leaves, dirt or additional garbage in the streets.
- Do NOT put garbage and recycling carts in the streets. Please keep all carts on the boulevard.