2020 Spring Clean-up Street Sweeping Has Begun!
As of March 17, 2020, and as weather allows, Richfield Public Works Crews have started their spring clean-up street sweeping. Crews will start by sweeping the City's main collector streets and County roads. The purpose of spring clean-up street sweeping is to collect any holdover leaves from the fall and accumulated dirt and debris from the winter before it finds its way into our storm sewer system and eventually our local waterways. Stay tuned for details on residential street sweeping as the weeks progress.
When crews are actively sweeping, you can see our web map by clicking on the link below. The map shows the areas that have been swept, the areas that are being swept during the current day, and the estimated days that other areas will be swept.
Can I do anything to help with street sweeping?Yes! Periodically, you can:
- Clean (sweep out) the catch basins on your street
- Sweep grass clippings back into your yard after mowing
DO NOT push or rake leaves, grass, or other debris into the street. It is illegal and prohibited by City Code.During street sweeping operations you can:
- Remove your car(s) from the street until both sides of the street have been cleaned
- Remind your neighbors to remove their car(s) from the street
When and why does the City sweep streets?
The City attempts to clean all city streets four to six times per year. We want to collect the debris before it enters the storm water system. Anything that goes down a storm drain flows directly into nearby lakes and rivers, and decomposing plant material in the water encourages the growth of harmful aquatic plants and algae.
The debris collected by street sweeping is hauled to various locations for disposal. Leaves are hauled away to be composted and remaining debris is hauled to approved landfills.
Typically, we sweep streets during:
- Late Spring (April-May)
- Early Summer (June)
- Fall (late September-November)
Who should I contact if I have questions or concerns?
- Questions about street sweeping? Contact Public Works at 612-861-9170
- Concerns about a car(s) parked continuously in the same location for over 48 hours? Contact Public Safety at 612-861-9800