Street sweeping keeps our community clean and safe by removing the dirt, metals, petroleum products, garbage and vegetation that regularly collects on our streets and paths. Keeping the storm drains clear not only helps to reduce pollution, but also reduces the likelihood of flooding during heavy rains.
As the rainy season starts, the San Rafael sweeper will stop its scheduled routes for 2020 after Friday, November 13 so that it can be available for storm preparation and cleanup. Thursday, November 12 and Friday, November 13 will be the last days for scheduled residential sweeping, with the exception of the Canal neighborhood sweeping routes.
Check back for the new schedule early 2021.
And thank you to everyone who moved their cars for the sweeper—it is much appreciated!
Though we make every effort to clean storm drains and heavy leaf-fall areas prior to significant fall and winter storms, residents are encouraged to help keep all drains free from heavy collections of leaves. Fallen leaves can be added to home compost bins, used as flowerbed mulch or deposited in green waste containers for removal.
How can you do your part?
- Rake, then compost or bag leaves for recycling
- Don't sweep materials into the streets or along curbsides
- Remember to move your car on street sweeping day