Street sweeping is back

It’s easy to forget that Piedmont has a street sweeping program; unlike Oakland, residents here are not issued citations for street parking on scheduled days. That, coupled with ongoing drought conditions, means most of us aren’t currently thinking much about the need to keep gutters clean so storm drains don’t clog when — fingers crossed — the first big rains of the season arrive in late fall and winter.

Starting Sept. 20, you can count on the trucks to come up your street the day after garbage collection. Details about the program below, from the City’s website:

“On Monday, September 20, the City of Piedmont began scheduled street sweeping for 2021-2022.  Street sweeping will be conducted on the day after green waste, recycling, and trash are picked up for your home. It will be a three week cycle alternating between the odd and even numbered sides of the street, followed by a week of no sweeping. 

As emphasized by the City Council, one of the key elements of having an effective street sweeping program is for the residents to be aware of the schedule in advance so that they can relocate their cars and/or move the green waste, recycling, and trash cans to create free and clear access up to the curb. Since Piedmont relies on residents to move their vehicles, knowledge of the sweeping dates is essential. To help promote resident cooperation and knowledge, the Council approved linking the street sweeping schedule to the regular green waste, recycling, and trash pickup days. This should be a simple and systematic method to ensure that residents know when to move their vehicles. 

The street sweeping schedule consists of three parts:
1. Calendar showing which zones will be picked up on each day (Pages 1-2)
2. List of Pickup dates organized by street. (Pages 3-10)
3. Street Sweeping Map, showing the zones and the days of the week for green waste, recycling, and trash pickup as well as street sweeping

For questions regarding the updated street sweeping schedule, please contact Director of Public Works Daniel Gonzales at (510) 420-3050 or via email at”

One thought on “Street sweeping is back

  1. It seems like the street sweeper does not always follow the posted schedule. They mix up which side of the street they are supposed to do.

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