Streets, Sidewalks, Signals & Lighting - FAQs

What is the street sweeping schedule?

Street sweeping is provided by Republic Services. Please call Republic Customer Service at (408) 432-0444 for your neighborhood’s schedule.

What are the street sweeping guidelines?

  • Keep cars off street from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. on sweeping day. Regular sweeping removes the dirt and pollutants that accumulates on streets. Vehicles parked on the street block curb access and eventually allow debris to enter the storm drain, local creeks and the San Francisco Bay. Thanks for doing your part to keep our streets and Bay clean year round!
  • Use your green yard trims cart for large amounts of organic material such as leaves, branches, plants and grass clippings. The sweeper can only remove piles less than 3 inches tall and 12 inches wide.
  • Have extra yard trims? No problem. Use your own 32-gallon can! Call Republic Services at 408-432-0444 for an “Extra Yard Trims” decal, which must be placedon the can, then set out next to your green cart on collection day. You may also set out bundles tied with twine 3 feet in length and no wider than the cart.
  • 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 Yard Trimmings Recycling Program cart every week to keep these materials out of storm drains. In targeted neighborhoods, streets are swept once a week during the months of November and December. You will receive notification from the City of Milpitas if you live in one of these neighborhoods.

Who do I contact to trim trees away from traffic signs, signals, and/or from obstructing line of site?

How do I report a malfunctioning traffic signal or street light?

What if I can’t move my vehicle on street sweeping day?

All vehicles must comply with the posted signs. If a vehicle is broken down a citation recipient may request for a review of the citation as outlined in item # 2 on the back of the citation and upon the presentation of a valid tow, repair, or parts receipt and with no other outstanding parking citations may receive a one time waiver. While there are few other exceptions to the posted signs, the parking enforcement office does work with residents with extenuating circumstances by providing parking alternatives, ample notice of the sweeper so that vehicles can be moved, etc.

How do I report a pothole?