Did you know that Belmont's Public Works Maintenance Department sweeps between 300 and 500 curb miles per month?
Belmont's streets are swept twice a month to remove harmful pollutants, clean debris from the gutters and protect San Francisco Bay.
The state recently put into place the NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Eliminator) program that is implemented by the City of Belmont.
Belmont's bi-weekly street sweeping happens between 5 a.m. and 1 p.m. on weekdays. The night before sweeping occurs, residents are urged to move their cars from the street.
Residents are also asked to not blow yard debris into the gutters or roadways. The Public Works Department should be notified if a storm drain has debris.
Other ways residents can help include:
- Do not sweep leaves into piles taller than one foot. The street sweeper cannot pick up large piles.
- Place branches into the compost bin.
- Trim trees and vegetation back behind the curb and remember the sweeper needs 14 feet of vertical clearance from the roadway to reach the curb.
To find out your street sweeping schedule, click here for a map and search for your neighborhood, or click on the PDF above.