How often we sweep the roads
On average we sweep:
- Main roads - every 10 weeks
- Other through-roads - every 12 weeks
- Minor residential roads - two or three times per year
- Other adopted roads - when needed to keep the road safe
How often we sweep the roads depend on their classification. Sometimes parked cars mean we can’t sweep or clean the road, especially if it’s likely the cars will be damaged.
During autumn, we don’t sweep as often as we have to focus on clearing fallen leaves.
Report a dirty road
You can let us know if you see a road which needs sweeping or cleaning. However our limited budget and resources mean we can’t usually come and do it any sooner than we originally planned to, unless there’s an immediate health or safety risk.