Street Sweeping Maintenance

street sweeping maintenance

The City of Elk Grove Maintenance and Operations Division sweeps nearly 14,000 curb miles in the City each year.  Our goal with this effort is to remove particulate matter, pollutants, and other debris from the roadway in an effort to prevent these materials from entering our storm drain system and local waterways.

Street Sweeping Schedules

City street sweeping schedules are reviewed each year and modified as necessary to meet program and City goals.  Listed below are examples of our City wide schedules:

Residential Sweeping – Scheduled to occur every other month (6 times annually).  The link below this list will show our residential schedule for the entire City.   This schedule is updated annually beginning July 1st of each year.

Residential Leaf Sweeps – Residential leaf sweeps occur 4 times annually (or as needed) during the months of December and January.  The number of sweeps and the months we sweep may be adjusted to accommodate leaf drop. These leaf sweeps are in addition to the residential sweeps noted above.

Major Corridors or Arterial Streets – Major streets in the City are swept at least twice per month with some of the busier corridors being swept weekly.

Commercial/Industrial Corridors - These streets are scheduled to be swept once per week.

Intersection Sweeps – All signalized intersections in the City are swept twice monthly from April to September and once monthly from October to March.

Help us do a better job on street sweeping day
  • Move vehicles off the street
  • Remove basketball backboards and trash cans
  • Do not leave piles of yard waste on the street

Our Street Sweeper needs your help
It is not possible to sweep the streets and gutters if trees or other vegetation is overgrown. All vegetation must be at least:

Vegetation parameters

  • Eight feet above the entire sidewalk for pedestrian safety
  • Twelve feet above the street and gutter to avoid damaging sweeping equipment
  • Trees along bus routes must be at least 16 feet above the street and gutter for safe passage of buses.

 

Why is street sweeping important?

An effective street sweeping program is important because removing debris from gutters and road sides means less debris goes down storm drains and into a creek, causing water pollution.

The City's street sweeping program is only part of the solution to water pollution. Residents can help by being aware of how their actions can contribute to or help solve the problem. For instance, over watering can wash pollutants from yards and streets into gutters and storm drains. These pollutants include pesticides, fertilizers, motor oil and yard clippings.

Residents who rake leaves and yard clippings into the street make it difficult for crews to remove these potential pollutants. Do not place leaves or other garden waste into the street or gutters. The street sweeper cannot pick it up. The sweepers are not designed to pick up large piles of leaves. Do not sweep leaves from your front yard, sidewalk or planter strip onto the street.  Instead please utilize your garden waste cart for all your yard and garden waste.        

schedule street sweep
Residential Street Sweeping Schedule

Please note: As a cost-saving measure, streets are no longer swept on holidays. When scheduled street sweeping falls on a holiday, the streets affected will be swept on their next regularly scheduled day.

Reporting Street Maintenance Problems

Contact the Maintenance and Operations Division to report a problem by calling: 916-687-3005, or submit a Report a Problem online form and we will come out to take care of it.

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