Street Sweeping

Street sweeper

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.

Street Sweeping Schedule

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.
Street Sweeping Schedule
January through September
  • Performed bi-weekly (every other week) on all City streets

  • 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.

    Residential Street Sweeping Schedule_2024
October through December

During Leaf Season, street sweeping increases to weekly service on all City streets.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Who provides street sweeping in Stockton?
Street sweeping services are provided by a contractor for Stockton as part of your garbage and recycling service.

Please contact your garbage service provider for questions: Republic Services or Waste Management.
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.

What are the hours of operation for the sweepers?
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.
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 the sweeper to maneuver between, or 
  • Low-hanging trees and shrubs 

If it is after 6:00 p.m. and your street looks unclean following regularly scheduled service, please call our Recycling Hotline at (209) 937-8831 to make a report. *Messages and information requests will be addressed within one business day.

What can I do if my neighbor does not move their cars on street sweeping day and the front of their home hasn't been swept for months?
Leave a message on our Recycling Hotline at (209) 937-8831 to make a report. *Messages and information requests will be addressed within one business day.

Contact us to schedule time for our team to 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 the 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 sweep City-owned parking lots. Private companies sweep private parking lots, private streets, shopping centers, and commercial or business properties.
Garbage Service Providers
Last Update : 04/12/2024, 2:04:27 PM