While street sweepers have an important job to do in our cities, residents also have a role to play. The misconception that city street sweepers double as a residential leaf pick-up service is a costly problem for many cities. When residents push extra debris into the street, the moisture that collects under the leaves and grass causes it to stick to the pavement, making it much more difficult for the city to thoroughly clean up.
Adopt a Drain
By adopting a drain, you can help the street sweepers do a more thorough and efficient job on their rounds. Though every city is different, you can adopt a drain wherever you are in the metro area. Read the article below to see an example of how one city’s street sweeping system works.