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Street Sweeping

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Street sweeping provides two primary benefits to the City. The more obvious is the collection and removal of paper, leaves, and other visible debris that collects in the gutters. In addition to being unsightly, the debris can block the catch basins and other storm water facilities causing localized flooding during heavy rains.

An equally important, but less visible benefit is the removal of metal particles and other hazardous waste products left by passing vehicles. Although they are virtually invisible these particles can be extremely harmful to fish and other wildlife if they reach our creeks, rivers, and eventually the ocean.

Street sweeping is an effective method of removing both the large and microscopic pollutants that collect on City streets. This helps us to comply with the State of California clean water program.

Street Sweeping Schedules - Weekly Schedule  Street Sweeping (PDF)

  • Residential
    Most residential streets are swept once a week between the hours of 7:00 am and 4:00 pm, seven days a week.
  • Downtown
    The downtown streets (e.g. Highland Avenue, National City Boulevard, and all streets in between from the northern to southern city limits) are swept daily between 4 AM and 9 AM.

 Alternate Schedule
In the event of a holiday, severe weather conditions or equipment breakdown, sweeping shall occur the following week scheduled. To obtain the route schedule for your area or for any other sweeping related questions, please contact (619) 336-4580


You are the “Key to the Program’s Success!"

Please do not park your car or place any lumber, bricks, foreign objects or portable basketball hoops in the gutter or on the street between the posted hours on scheduled sweeping days.