Street Cleaning

Sweeping Program

The Street Maintenance Division’s sweeping program runs annually from April through August. Residential streets within the city are swept two times per year, and commercial and downtown streets are swept once a week. 

See the map below for the schedule. Please note that dates are subject to change due to weather conditions and other factors.

Street Cleaning Map (PDF).

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What Should Residents Do?

  • Please park on the odd numbered side of the street on odd days and the even numbered side on even days.
  • Please do not put leaves in the street. The Street Maintenance Division only picks up leaves in the fall.
  • Trees must be pruned to a minimum of 14 feet over the street to the inside edge of the curb line (per Missoula Municipal Code 12.32). If your trees do not meet this requirement, they may be trimmed by the city in order for our equipment to safely work under them.
  • No Leaves Please. The city only collects leaves in the fall.

Winter Sweeping Program

City crews will also perform winter street cleaning when temperatures rise above 32 degrees. The process divides the city’s streets into four priority categories:  Priority 1 (see snow removal map) streets will be cleaned first after temperatures reach 32 degrees. If temperatures stay above 32 degrees, crews will continue to sweep streets in accordance with the snow removal priority list.

During March, we will clean all streets on the snow removal priority before starting on non-priority routes.

Did You Know?

The City has two different types of Sweepers.

  • A Broom Bear Sweeper is used to pick up larger material and has a conveyor belt that collects debris in a hopper and dumps into a dump truck. This is typically used to sweep sand in Spring.
  • The Conventional Sweeper uses a vacuum to collect smaller debris into a hopper and then it dumps debris out of the back of the sweeper. These sweepers are used during our sweeping program.