Street sweeping is part of our Surface Water Management (SWM) program. Each resident of the community contributes to the cost of the program because we use the buildings, streets, parking lots and sidewalks. When it rains, pollution runs into storm drains and harms our rivers and streams. The average household pays $7.25 per month, and larger properties pay more.
Once per month, we sweep all curb and gutter streets in the unincorporated areas of Washington County. If you live within city limits, your city's Public Works crew is responsible for sweeping. We sweep approximately the same time each month, however, delays may occur due to weather and vehicle maintenance. If you have questions, contact our Field Operations team at (503) 547-8100.
Our street sweepers are designed to pick up naturally occurring debris. Please do not pile leaves or other yard debris in the street, they can lead to clogged storm drains and slick road surfaces.
To see which zone you live in, go to the Street Sweeping Zone Map below and enter your address in the toolbar in the upper right hand corner. Call our (503) 547-8115 to determine approximate dates we will be in your zone.
Street Sweeping Zone Map
Street Sweeping Fact Sheet (PDF, 351KB)
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