Street Cleaning

Street sweeping is done for safety reasons and is also an important component of the town’s Stormwater Management Plan.

Protecting Water Quality

Many of our storm sewers lead directly to lakes, ditches, or streams. Street cleaning removes dirt and debris from town streets, protects water quality, minimizes the burden on the storm sewer system from surface debris, and prevents physical damage to pavements.

Washing a vehicle or rinsing the deck of a lawn mower in the driveway puts unwanted material in our streets. Grass clippings blown into the road, dog droppings, trash, paper, anti-freeze, gas & motor oil are all unwanted materials flushed into the street and down the storm sewer when it rains. Blowing snow into the street also adds to the problem because it causes our snow plow crew to use more anti-icing agents to keep the roads safe for travel.

What You Can Do to Help

There are various things Frederick residents can do to help Town staff maintain a cleaner Town:
  • Keep alleys behind homes clean.
  • Pick up and dispose of grass clippings through your garbage pickup.
  • Wash your vehicle with a bucket and sponge.
  • In general, discard trash in the proper manner.
  • On your neighborhood's designated street sweeping day, keep your vehicle off of the street.
Public Works will make every effort to have our sweepers clean all neighborhoods at least once every six weeks but appreciate
your understanding that during the summer, priorities can change quickly. We ask that cars be removed from the street between the hours of 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the week your area is scheduled for sweeping, starting May 1st following the order below through October 9th.
Week Of:
May 1st – Downtown Frederick, Parkview, Maplewood and Coalridge
May 8th – Countryside, Savannah, Angel View and Carriage Hills
May 15th - Raspberry Hill, Eagle Valley, Summit View and Fox Run
May 22nd – The Farm, No Name Creek, and Moore Farm
May 29th – Morningside, Wildflower, Wyndham Hill and Rinn Valley
June 5th – Bear Industrial Park, Frederick West Business Park and Glacier Business Park