Street Sweeping

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Street sweeper side view

The City of Loveland Street Sweepers remove dirt and debris from City streets to prevent contaminants from entering our storm drains and to improve air quality. 

Sweeping Schedule

The following schedule outlines the seasonal expectations of the City’s sweepers:

Regular Sweeping Schedule

May through September

Street sweeping cleaning center median

So, when will the street sweeper visit your neighborhood?  If residents can learn in advance when their street will be swept, they can relocate their vehicles from the curb so the sweepers can do a more thorough sweeping job.  The town is divided into four sweeping districts, with each district based upon trash/recycling setout days.  Each area is swept the day following trash/recycling setouts in order to avoid sweeper/cart conflicts.  Our sweepers can typically get through half of each district per week, so it takes two weeks to sweep the entire city.  Please remember to remove all obstructions from the curb and gutter areas and move your vehicle from the street each week following trash collection.


A smaller sweeper is assigned to sweep the downtown areas four days a week, Monday through Thursday. This sweeper can maneuver in smaller spaces and can sweep alleyways and selected parking lots with greater efficiency.

Spring Sweeping - April

Spring street sweeping begins as soon as weather permits. Temperatures must be above 32 degrees and snow and ice must be absent from the street in order for sweeping operations to begin. Once these conditions are met, all City sweepers will sweep the entire city within four weeks. After the entire city has been swept, sweepers will begin their regular sweeping schedule outlined above.

Fall Sweeping - October through November

As fall approaches in late October, sweepers concentrate on the older, heavily-treed sections of town that produce the most fallen leaves. This is necessary to prevent winter drainage problems caused by frozen leaves blocking the gutters.

If you would like to review the City street sweeping map, please click here.

Street Sweeping Tips

By following the guidelines below, you can help keep your street clean throughout the year:

  • Do not pile, rake, sweep or blow anything into the street or gutter.  This includes leaves, rock, or other landscape materials. To do so is in violation Resident raking leaves out of street gutterof Loveland Municipal Code Section 12.28.070 and may result in a fine.
  • Do not leave trash or recycling carts out after your collection day.
  • Vehicles should be removed from streets when sweepers are scheduled to be in your area.
  • Low hanging branches present obstructions for sweepers and other large vehiclePortable basketball hoop located illegally in the streets. Residents are asked to keep their tree branches trimmed to allow for these vehicles.
  • Keep basketball hoops and other items from the curb at all times.
  • Private streets are not swept by the City and can be identified by a white street sign. Click here to view a map of these streets.

Did you know...?

  • The City employs seven sweepers to sweep the City's streets. Crews sweep approximately 704 curb miles an average of 15 times for the year.

  • The debris collected by our sweepers totals over 1,300 cubic yards each year. That’s the equivalent of more than 85 dump truck loads!

  • An additional 600 cubic yards of leaves are hauled to the city’s recycling center to be composted during the fall leaf season. This effort produces a significant savings over landfilling.

    Crews using Vac Con equipment to cleaning stormwater inlet on Garfield
  • Sweepers must typically travel very slowly when in operation; otherwise a trail of debris is left behind. Please approach and pass with caution.

  • Storm drains lead straight to our lakes and rivers. Debris and fluids on the street eventually flow through the storm drains, into our waterways, and pollute our environment. Drains are vacuumed on a regular basis to remove this debris.

  • Weather conditions play a significant role in street sweeping operations…

  • Street sweeping may or may not occur on rainy days. If the streets are too wet, sweepers cannot remove debris effectively.

  • Street sweepers do not sweep when temperatures fall below 32 degrees. Sweepers have water tanks that are susceptible to freezing when temperatures fall.

Special Sweeping Requests/Report a Problem

As noted above, the City sweepers are scheduled to run as efficiently as possible, however, if you would like to report a specific street sweeping problem, please click here. Our staff will make every effort to address the issue as quickly as possible.

For more information about street sweeping, please email us at or phone (970)962-2529.

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