Saint Paul Begins Fall Sweeping on October 23

SAINT PAUL, MN (Oct. 22, 2019)– Beginning tomorrow, October 23, 2019, Saint Paul Public Works will begin its annual fall street sweeping operations. City crews will sweep approximately 530 miles of residential streets throughout the city. Weather permitting, the sweeping operation is expected to take approximately four weeks.

To view an interactive map to learn when fall street sweeping is scheduled on your residential street, visit stpaul.gov/sweep.

Saint Paul Public Works reminds businesses and residents what they should do to help the citywide sweeping efforts:

  • Move vehicles and follow all posted “No Parking” signs. The city will post temporary “No Parking” signs 24 hours in advance of sweeping operations. Vehicles parked in areas with “No Parking” signs could be ticketed and towed.
  • Do not push any materials, including leaves, grass or debris into the street. Please properly bag and dispose of any leaves, dirt and grass clippings. Residents can take materials to Ramsey County compost sites, use their yard waste services, or if the resident is part of the Citywide Garbage Service, they can put out compostable yard waste bags with their garbage service to be collected at $3 per bag.
  • Do not put garbage or recycling carts in the street. Please make sure carts are only placed on the boulevard, not the street.
  • Adopt A Drain. Residents can help protect our waterways by adopting a storm drain (or two) in the neighborhood, and keeping it free of debris, snow and ice in the coming months. Learn more at stpaul.gov/adoptadrain

Saint Paul Public Works sweeps all 530 miles of residential streets twice a year, once in the spring and another in the fall. Approximately 340 miles of arterial (main) streets are swept at least eight times each year between April and October.

Street sweeping is an important city service that removes garbage and organic debris, such as leaves, dirt and grass clipping from entering our storm sewer system. This helps protect the city’s system, as well as prevents these excess debris from getting into and polluting our streams, lakes and river.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Lisa Hiebert, APR
Saint Paul Public Works
651-266-6129