2023 Residential Fall Sweep
Saint Paul's annual Residential Fall Sweeping started on October 16 and was completed on November 22. Crews completed 77 residential routes and recovered more than 927 tandem truck loads of leaves and debris. Public Works crews will continue do re-sweeping of residential streets that were early in the process, as well as the arterial sweeping at night as the weather allows.
Fall street sweeping operations are expected to take at least six weeks, weather permitting. Knowing not all leaves fall from trees at the same time throughout the city, Public Works rotates the sweeping schedule each year to start some areas earlier and others later. If the weather allows (i.e. no snow and ice), sweeping crews may go back to the routes at the beginning of the schedule to do re-sweeping as they are able. Please do not call to ask for re-sweeping of streets at this time. All available resources are working on designated sweeping routes - and pothole patching.
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.