Street Sweeping

Street sweeping helps keep the Township clean

Our street sweeping trucks drive by your street approximately every 4 weeks to keep the gutters clean.

This not only keeps our streets looking clean and tidy, it also helps protect our environment by removing leaf litter and debris before they enter the stormwater system. It also reduces the chance of flooding in the event of heavy rain and importantly clean streets ensuring our roads are safe for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians.

Council also runs seasonal programs as required when there is increased leaf and berry fall. Additional sweeping is also undertaken to manage autumn leaf fall within the Township.

At times impacts from weather can slow us down. Recently the extremely hot weather resulted in a dramatic increase in the number of trees dropping their leaves slowing our sweeper down.

Our sweeper also has to stop to spread materials that have been placed into piles. While we appreciate the efforts of residents to pile leaf litter our street sweepers cannot pick up these piles. Leaving the leaf litter spread in the gutter helps keep our sweepers moving.

Our street sweeping programs are seasonally adjusted to effectively manage the level of risk in streets where issues are present generally relating to street tree litter.

Details about our street sweeping program* are available below.

Main Roads

Vale Park

Walkerville

Gilberton/Medindie

8/1/2020

2/1/2020

23/1/2020

15/1/2020

5/2/2020

29/1/2020

20/2/2020

12/2/2020

4/3/2020

26/2/2020

19/3/2020

11/3/2020

1/4/2020

25/3/2020

16/4/2020

8/4/2020

29/4/2020

22/4/2020

14/5/2020

6/5/2020

27/5/2020

20/5/2020

11/6/2020

3/6/2020

24/6/2020

17/6/2020

9/7/2020

1/7/2020

22/7/2020

15/7/2020

6/8/2020

29/7/2020

19/8/2020

12/8/2020

3/9/2020

26/8/2020

16/9/2020

9/9/2020

1/10/2020

23/9/2020

14/10/2020

7/10/2020

29/10/2020

21/10/2020

11/11/2020

4/11/2020

26/11/2020

18/11/2020

9/12/2020

2/2/2020

29/12/2020*

16/12/2020

*The above mentioned dates are indicative only, please note that your actual street sweep date will be within 1 or 2 days of the prescribed date.

While we make every effort to keep our streets clean year-round, you can help out by doing the following:

  • Avoid sweeping leaves or clippings into the road.
  • Do not park caravans, trailers or boats on the road for extended periods.