The City of Manhattan's sweeping schedule is seasonal. Dates and times may vary depending on equipment availability, inclement weather, and unforeseen staff disruptions, such as emergency repair responses. The length of time it takes to sweep individual areas listed on the map will vary depending on the season, with fall season taking the longest amount of time per area.
Why It Is Necessary to Sweep Streets
Besides the beautification benefits of street sweeping, the city’s Street Sweeping Program is designed to remove sand, small gravel, natural debris, and chemicals from city streets. Street sweeping helps prevent stormwater system backups and meet federal requirements to keep contaminates out of streams and rivers.
Street Sweeping Resources
The city operates 2 three-wheel mechanical sweepers and 1 four-wheel mechanical sweeper.
The day-sweeping operation concentrates on residential streets when they are typically less congested with parked cars. Neighborhoods are usually swept from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Major arterial are typically swept once per month. Downtown business district and Aggieville business district are generally swept 2 times per month from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m.
How You Can Help
Do not rake leaves and debris into the street, not only is it a violation of city ordinance it also hampers efforts of the street sweeping operation. Parking off street whenever possible will allow sweepers to collect more debris off residential streets.