Mechanical Street Sweeping

Mechanical Street Sweeping

The Mechanical Street Sweeping program is a city-wide cleaning service that removes dirt and debris from streets to provide a healthy, safe, and attractive environment for Baltimore City residents and visitors.

  • Regular removal of dirt and litter from street curbs is necessary to prevent stormwater drains from clogging, which can flood your street and neighborhood.
  • Removes nails and other items that could cause harm people, animals, and vehicle tires.
  • Street sweeping protects water quality by reducing pollutants, like trash and sediment, from entering the Chesapeake Bay.
  • The Mechanical Street Sweeping program helps the City comply with the State stormwater discharge permit.

Schedule

Downtown District: Downtown is swept on a daily basis. Please adhere to posted parking signs.
Central District: The Central District is swept on a weekly basis. Parking restriction signs should be followed within this district.
City Quadrants: City quadrants are swept on a monthly basis. These routes do not have posted parking restrictions, but the City requests residents to cooperate by moving vehicles on the designated sweeping day.

  • Northwest and Southeast Quadrants
    • Odd street sides are swept on the first Wednesday each month
    • Even street sides are swept on the second Wednesday each month
  • Northeast and Southwest Quadrants
    • Odd street sides are swept on the third Wednesday of each month
    • Even street sides are swept on the fourth Wednesday of each month

If you are unsure which district you reside in, please visit cityview.baltimorecity.gov to find your street sweeping days