Street sweeping is run throughout the year to keep our streets clean, including a more intensive period during Autumn to combat the increased leaf fall.
When is my street swept?
You can find out which day your street is swept by using our waste and recycling 'Find my bin day' look up tool.
Residential streets are typically cleaned once a month, while Bayside shopping activity areas are swept 2-3 times-a-week due to the increased waste.
We do our best to clean your street on the scheduled day and will complete the sweep on the following day (excluding weekends and public holidays) if it is not possible.
What happens to the leaves and rubbish?
Citywide has implemented Australia’s first street-sweeping recycling plant. At the recycling plant, materials are collected and sorted according to size and weight. An environmentally safe biodegradable chemical is used to break up heavy metals.
Recovered materials for re-use include washed sand, which can be used for rehabilitation or blending into compost and leaf matter for organic recycling.
These services help to reduce our environmental impact by deferring waste from landfill, while by-products can be utilised for construction materials, diverting 60 to 90 per cent of street sweeping waste from landfill.
Support the clean up
While we make every effort to keep our streets clean year-round, you can help out by doing the following:
- Avoid sweeping leaves or clippings into the road.
- Do not park caravans, trailers or boats on the road for a extended periods.