The spring street sweeping program is not intended to collect leaves or yard waste. Yard waste should be brought to one of the City's Drop-Off Centers.
The DPW&P strives to reach the best possible balance when notifying the public of the upcoming street sweeping schedule. We wish to give residents enough notice to sweep sidewalk debris into the street gutter, but also not to impose longer than necessary on-street parking restrictions.
Generally, notice is given 1-2 days in advance. However, a variety of factors may impact our ability to sweep streets such as inclement weather, etc. We appreciate resident cooperation for the duration of the program.
The annual Spring Street Sweeping program typically starts the first week in April, depending on weather.
Public Notice: The 2021 Spring Sweeping Program is complete.
Date: Starts April, depending on weather.
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No, the Spring Sweeping program is only designed to clear the streets of sand material and sidewalk debris left on the streets and sidewalks during the winter months. Residents who place leaves or yard waste into the streets are subject to fines.
The Spring Street Sweeping program uses different equipment than the Fall Leaf Collection program. The equipment used in the spring does not have the capability to collect branches or leaves. Residents may bring yard waste to the City's Yard Waste Drop-Off Sites.
Signs will be posted on streets ahead of collection. Upcoming routes are also announced on the Spring Street Sweeping page of the City Website, the DPW&P Facebook Page (facebook.com/WorcesterDPW) and the DPW&P Twitter account (@worcesterdpw). Residents can also sign up for ALERTWorcester to be notified when their street will be swept.
No, there is no parking allowed on either side of the street while signs are posted.
Yes. Failure to obey parking signs may result in a ticket or tow.
You may appeal parking tickets using the City's Parking Ticket Appeals process.
Sweepers will sweep private non-dirt roads providing that the equipment can make it up the street safely.