Street Sweeping

Street SweeperStreet sweeping is provided by Milpitas Sanitation. Please call Milpitas Sanitation at 408-988-4500 for your neighborhood's schedule.

Residential streets are swept twice a month on the weekday after your garbage collection day (e.g.: Tuesday Collection, Wednesday Sweeping). There are some exceptions for holidays. Commercial streets are swept weekly. Call City of Milpitas Public Works staff at 408-586-2600 for questions and concerns regarding street sweeping.

Street sweeping is an important part of keeping the streets clean but that's not the only reason that it's important. When litter and debris accumulate on the streets, it adds to blight to neighborhoods that can degrade how a neighborhood looks, which can attract illegal dumping. Litter and debris can also get into the storm drains, where it would negatively impact wildlife and the health of the waterways (e.g.: rivers, creeks, streams). A clean street is good for both the neighborhood and the waterways.

Street Sweeping Day Guidelines

Over 12,500 curb miles are swept annually in Milpitas! Help keep our city streets clean and protect our creeks by following these simple street sweeping guidelines:

  • Keep cars off street from 7 am to 5 pm on sweeping day. Vehicles parked on the street can block the sweeper's ability to sweep the curb (curb access). Not having curb access allows litter and other debris to accumulate and eventually enter the storm drain, local creeks and the San Francisco Bay.
  • Put your yard trimmings in the Green Cart. Use your green cart for leaves, branches, plants and grass clippings. The sweeper can only remove piles less than 3 inches tall and 12 inches wide.
  • Fall/Winter Leaf Clean-up: Fall is a beautiful time of year - until all the leaves drop from the trees! Set out leaves and branches in your green cart every week to keep these materials out of storm drains. In targeted neighborhoods, streets are swept for excess leaves once a week during the months of November and December. You will receive notification if you live in one of these neighborhoods with excess leaves.
  • Street Sweeping Schedule and routes. All street sweeping schedules and routes are maintained by Milpitas Sanitation (MSI). Learn more at the MSI website.

Street Sweeping Pilot

The City is running a pilot program, beginning on March 1st, which uses signage to make sure that vehicles are moved so that the streets can be properly cleaned. There are four residential neighborhoods in the pilot. City and/or Milpitas Sanitation Inc. (MSI) staff may be seen in your neighborhood collecting data during the pilot to gauge the progress of the program. Learn more on the Street Sweeping Pilot page.