Street and Sidewalk Sweeping Service

The Public Works Street Maintenance Division strives to maintain clean city streets for the City of Arvada.

Street sweeping requests  City streets are swept according to the schedules listed below.  To report a street that needs to be swept, please call the Street Maintenance Division at 720-898-7720. 

Summer street sweeping schedule  Beginning in mid May and ending in mid September we will sweep each city street once every four weeks.

Fall street sweeping schedule  From mid September to mid November our street sweeping priority is to reduce the amount of leaves that end up in our storm sewer system.  Areas of the city with many mature trees are usually swept more than once but we try to sweep all of the city streets at least once during this period. 

Winter street sweeping schedule  From mid November to the end of April our street sweeping priority is the snowplow routes after winter storms.  Our goal is to sweep up the sand within four days after each winter storm so that the City is in compliance with Denver regional area air quality guidelines.  Sometimes very cold weather and continuous snowstorms cause the street sweeping to be delayed.   Residential streets are not on our snowplow routes but we try to sweep all of the residential streets at least once from mid-March to the end of April.

Central business district street sweeping schedule  The Olde Town Arvada streets will be swept weekly between the hours of 4 a.m. and 6 a.m., weather permitting.

Our street sweepers need your help

  • If possible, please move cars off the street during the week that your street is scheduled for sweeping in the summer so we can sweep the entire curb along your house.
  • Raking or blowing leaves into the street is not allowed by the City.  The street sweepers will sweep around piles or a row of leaves in the street.
  • Please trim your trees and shrubs to a height of 12 feet above the curb to avoid damaging our equipment.  The street sweepers will sweep around low hanging branches.
  • Please trim your shrubs and vegetation back from the curb.  The street sweepers will sweep around vegetation that overhangs the curb and is in the gutter area.

Sidewalk sweeping  Maintenance of sidewalks, including sweeping, is the responsibility of the property owner according the city code.  The Street Maintenance Division sweeps sidewalks and walkways on arterial streets.