It’s street sweeping season in Richmond

Street sweeping starts this week and lasts into March 2024. Here’s your need-to-know local info.

Fallen leaves line the streets of the Fan under parked cars.

Fall leaves on trees become debris in streets around this time of year.

Photo by @jlpullinger

‘Tis the season for citywide street sweeping. We’ve got the details on when your neighborhood is scheduled and how to avoid being towed.

The Dept. of Public Works is in charge of sweeping and flushing the city’s streets each year. It’s around a six-month process.

Only streets with curbs and gutters will be swept. If you park your car or other vehicle on the street, you’ll need to move it to avoid being towed. Signs should go up at least 48 hours in advance of sweeping.

Note: If you do get towed, the city has instructions to retrieve your vehicle.

Other objects can also hinder the street sweeping equipment, like portable basketball hoops and large piles of yard debris.

Street sweeping in the Fan wrapped up on Friday and sweeping in Church Hill begins today. DPW has maps of each sweeping route by neighborhood, if you want to check when your street will be swept. It’s also worth noting that sweeping can be delayed by inclement weather.

Pro tip: The West End and the Museum District have already been swept for the fall.

A sign posted on the sidewalk indicates street sweeping on Monday.

The Museum District’s streets were cleaned in September.

Photo by RICtoday

Here are the rest of the dates for residential sweeping.

  • Church Hill | Oct. 16-27
  • Fulton/35th Street | Oct. 30-Nov. 10
  • Highland Park | Nov. 13-Dec. 1
  • Northside/Ginter Park | Dec. 4-15
  • Bellevue/Sherwood Park/Washington Park | Jan. 8-19
  • Bainbridge/Bellemeade/Davee Gardens | Jan. 22-Feb. 2
  • Woodland Heights/Swansboro/Westover Hills | Feb. 5-16
  • Downtown/Carver/Newtowne/Millie Jones | Feb. 19-March 1