Street sweeping keeps our City clean and safe by removing the dirt, metals, petroleum products, trash, and vegetation that collects on our streets and could end up in the storm drains. Keeping the storm drains clear reduces water pollution and flooding during heavy rain.
Major streets – such as Pacific Avenue, El Dorado Street, Center Street, and Hammer Lane – are swept once a week. The downtown area is swept three times a week.
Street sweepers cannot pick up large pieces or piles. To ensure a clean street:
Street sweeping services are provided by a contractor for Stockton as part of your garbage and recycling service.
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.
Residential street sweeping is performed between 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Sweeping may occur on a Saturday if Christmas or New Year's Day holidays fall on a weekday. Commercial and arterial street sweeping is performed between 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
Most often, it is because the street was blocked by:
If it is after 6:00 p.m. and your street looks unclean following regularly scheduled service, please call our Recycling Hotline to make a report. Staff will respond within one business day.
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.
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.
Depending on the type and quantity of material in the street, the sweeper must drive between 1 and 5 mph to remove the material effectively.
Street sweepers only sweep City-owned parking lots. Private companies sweep private parking lots, private streets, shopping centers, and commercial or business properties.
This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 8/30/2022