Thursday, March 29, 2018

Street Sweeping

Last year, Denver Public Works swept enough pollutants off the streets to fill Coors Field with a pile of dirt and debris stacked almost 12 feet high! Denver’s residential street sweeping season begins Tuesday, April 3, and Denver Public Works wants to remind residents that moving their vehicle on street sweeping day is an important step in helping keep debris out of our air and water! When residents move their vehicles, crews can sweep all the way to the curb line and provide the best service possible.

Residents are urged to follow the red and white signs posted on the block for street sweeping parking restrictions to avoid getting a $50 ticket. Even if it appears a sweeper has cleaned the street, it’s still important to not park during the restricted times posted, as the sweeper may need to return to the area to make another pass.

Helpful ways to remember street sweeping day:

  • Denver residents can sign up for reminders through Pocketgov, the City’s mobile web application. After creating a simple user profile, residents can receive both email and text notifications.
  • Call 311 to request “no parking” sticker reminders for a calendar.

Last year, Denver Public Works Street Maintenance crews swept 148,466 lane miles and collected 62,330 cubic yards of dirt and debris.

For more information on Denver’s street sweeping program, please visit


DPW Public Information Office