Operation Clean Sweep
Beginning Monday, October 28 the City will begin Operation Clean Sweep. We will visit neighborhoods and perform a thorough sweeping of the streets to remove leaves from the streets and gutters. In some neighborhoods, “No Parking” signs will be placed so the clean-up can be from curb to curb. If no park signs are in your neighborhood, please follow the instructions on the signs to avoid having your vehicle towed.
Please do not sweep leaves from your yard into the street; it is against City Ordinance and can clog storm drains. Please visit: https://www.fcgov.com/recycling/leaf-recycling for more information about how to recycle your leaves properly.
There are many options for handling fallen leaves at your home or business.
Reusing, recycling, and composting your leaves keeps them from going to landfills, which helps the City meet zero waste and climate action goals, and can save residents money by avoiding extra charges on trash bills.
Leaves are excellent for composting, and are put to use by farmers and residents as animal bedding and garden insulation. Leaves can also be mowed into grass by a mulching lawnmower, or can even support diversity by providing habitat in your yard when left on the ground.
Do not rake/blow leaves into the street where they can clog storm drains. Burning leaves and other yard waste is not permitted within Fort Collins city limits.
This program's mission is to clean city streets and bike lanes as required to provide safe conditions for all modes of transportation. Clean streets support good air quality standards and stormwater quality services to the residents of Fort Collins.
Where And When We Sweep
||Every two weeks|
||Twice a week|
||Four times per year|
|* Sweeping variances may occur due to weather. We will sweep missed streets if resources allow.|
Be Ready On Sweeping Days
- Remove vehicles, trash cans, basketball hoops and other obstructions from the street.
- Keep tree branches and bushes trimmed back so sweepers can sweep up to the curb line.
- Residents, business owners and landscape companies can also help out by not blowing grass clippings or disposing yard waste, leaves and branches into the street for a sweeper to clean up.
When are we sweeping your street?
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If you have any trouble, please give us a call at 970-221-6615 and we'll be happy to help.
Give Us Your Feedback
The staff at Streets strives to improve customer response and control expenses through sweeping scheduling and planned sweeper replacement. We welcome any feedback and reporting. You can report pothole/street hazards online or you can call 970-221-6615.