Street Sweeping

Street sweeping keeps our City clean and safe by removing the dirt, metals, petroleum products, trash and vegetation that collect on our streets and could end up in the storm drains. Keeping the storm drains clear reduces water pollution and flooding during heavy rain.

 

Street Sweeping Schedule

 

Major streets – such as Pacific Avenue, El Dorado Street, Center Street, and Hammer Lane – are swept once a week. Downtown area swept three times a week.

 

Service Guidelines

Street sweepers cannot pick up large pieces or piles. To ensure a clean street:

  • Do not pile leaves or other debris in the street or gutter.
  • Keep palm fronds, long twigs, and branches out of the street or gutter.
  • Pick up litter in front of your home or business.
  • Remove portable basketball hoops from the street or gutter.
  • Do not leave garbage, recycling or green/food waste containers or bins on the street.
  • Avoid parking vehicles, boats or trailers on the street on service day.
  • Prune trees and shrubs so they do not block the street sweepers from reaching the curb line.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who provides street sweeping in Stockton?

Street sweeping services are provided by a contractor for Stockton as part of your garbage and recycling service.

 

What day is my street sweeping day?

Find your sweeping day  on the street sweeping schedule. If you still have questions, your garbage collector – Republic Services or Waste Management – can answer your questions.

 

What should I do to get ready for street sweeping day?

The City depends on residents and businesses to make sure the street is clear of large items, debris piles, or vehicles on their street sweeping day.  A clear street equals a clean street.

 

Hours of operation for the sweepers?

Normal hours are Monday through Friday, 4 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Why wasn't my street swept today?

Most often, it is because the street was blocked by:

  • Parked cars
  • Toys, basketball hoops, or trash containers
  • Vehicles parked too close to each other for sweeper to maneuver between
  • Low-hanging trees and shrubs 

 

If it is after 5 p.m. and your street looks unclean, please call our Recycling Hotline to make a report. Staff will respond within one business day.

 

My neighbor does not move their cars on street sweeping day; the front of their home hasn't been swept for months. What can I do?

Leave a message on our Recycling Hotline. Staff will respond within one business day. We can distribute information and a calendar of street sweeping days to your neighbors. We are also available to discuss street sweeping at your homeowner's association meeting.  

 

Do sweepers work on holidays?

Street sweeping occurs Monday through Friday year-round with two exceptions: Christmas and New Year's Day. Street sweeping will resume that same week one day following your regular garbage service pick up day.

 

Why do sweepers drive so slowly?

Depending on type and quantity of material in the street, the sweeper must drive between 1 and 5 mph to remove the material effectively. 

 

Do sweepers sweep parking lots?

Street sweepers only sweep City-owned parking lots. Private companies sweep private parking lots, private streets, shopping centers, and commercial or business properties.

 

External Links


Stockton Recycles 

Republic Services

Waste Management

 

This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 6/11/2019