This week, Public Works is beginning the big task of curb-to-curb street sweeping and leaf collection on streets throughout the city. During the four weeks of the comprehensive fall street sweep, crews will clean up about 1,100 miles of city streets. To make sure the sweepers can do the best job possible, temporary “No Parking” signs will be posted at least 24 hours in advance so streets will be clear of vehicles when they’re swept. Any vehicles remaining on the street prior to the sweep may be ticketed and towed. To find out when the sweepers are coming down your block, a tool is available here .
The fall street sweep takes four weeks, and the website shows which week any street is scheduled to be swept. Minneapolis streets are swept completely curb to curb once in the spring and once in the fall. Residents should not push leaves, grass clippings, or other debris into City streets – it’s bad for our lakes and waterways, can cause safety hazards, and is against the law. Anything that goes down a storm drain flows directly into our lakes and river, and decomposing plant material in the water encourages the growth of harmful aquatic plants and algae.