Street sweeping

A street sweeper parked in front of the Maintenance Services building

Staff sweeps City streets every two weeks. Street sweeping provides two main benefits. By removing leaves and other debris that collect in the gutters, sweeping prevents localized flooding during heavy rains. Sweeping also removes metal particles and other hazardous waste products left by passing vehicles. If left on the roadway, these waste products can be harmful to fish and other wildlife once they reach our creeks, rivers or the bay.

Many streets become No Parking zones on street sweeping days to allow sweepers clear access to clean the curbside area. 

The City posts "No Parking" signs on street sweeping routes to assist residents in knowing when to move vehicles out of the road so that sweepers can clean the street. Please note your street sweeping day and time, and plan to move any vehicles out of the roadway of those days. All Street Sweeping Citations are processed through our vendor, Data Ticket. Should you have a question regarding a Street Sweeping traffic ticket, please visit Data Ticket

Street Sweeping Holiday Schedule (No Street Sweeping on the following)

New Year’s Day: January 1
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day: 3rd Monday in January
Lincoln’s Birthday: February 12
Presidents’ Day: 3rd Monday in February
Memorial Day: Last Monday in May
Independence Day: July 4
Labor Day: 1st Monday in September
Admissions Day: September 9
Indigenous Peoples’ Day: 2nd Monday in October
Veterans Day: November 11
Thanksgiving Week: Nov. 21, 2022 - Nov. 25, 2022
Winter Holidays: December 23, 2022 - Jan. 2, 2023

Note: If a holiday falls on a Saturday, the previous Friday shall be observed as a holiday. If a holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday shall be observed as a holiday. If Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday, the holiday shall be observed on the previous Friday.

Download the holiday schedule

You can make a service request online via Access Hayward.

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