Prepare for Street Cleaning

Year round, the City of St. Louis offers a robust street cleaning program with 1,100 miles of roads swept monthly. Here's how to prepare.


Year round, the City of St. Louis offers a robust street cleaning program with 1,100 miles of roads swept monthly.

From the first Monday in November through December 31st, the service adds leaf pickup to regularly scheduled street sweeping.

Street Division sweepers clean the curb line of most residential streets once a month.

High traffic areas such as downtown are swept nightly. 




Crews will make up holidays by rescheduling street cleaning. 

This will present parking issues on the rescheduled date, however, the street cleaning crew will make an attempt.

View upcoming City Holidays


On Street Cleaning Day

  1. Move your vehicles on street cleaning days during the posted times, so that the entire street can be cleaned from corner to corner and you will avoid getting a ticket.
  2. When possible, encourage or remind your neighbors to move their cars on street cleaning days. 
  3. If disposing of leaves, follow the instruction outlined in the preparing for leaf pickup.


Parking Violation Fines

Vehicles parked in No Parking areas during street cleaning times will be ticketed.

Tickets will be issued even if the sweeper has already passed by.

Tickets are issued by the Treasurer's Office, not the Street Department.

For information about paying or disputing a ticket, please contact the Treasurer's Parking Violation Bureau or call (314) 450-2830 or (800) 611-3009.

What to Expect

During the posted times, a street sweeper will drive along the curb lane and pick up debris in the street. The sweeper driver attempts to get as close to the curb as possible.

Depending on the quantity of leaves, specialized equipment may be used that collects leaves and turns them into mulch, which can then be used for compost.

If the quantities are less, a street sweeper may be the only equipment needed.

In both cases, a street sweeper will be the last equipment used to make sure that the street is as clean as possible.

Additional Information


Refuse Division

(314) 622-4800

1900 Hampton
St. Louis, MO 63139

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Contact the Refuse Division

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