Street Sweeping Program
This program is our first line of defense against pollution in our waterways. It has been implemented to pick up debris on curbed and guttered streets, bike lanes, parking lots, and alleys within the City. Street sweeping helps prevent silt from entering our canal system and beautifies roadside areas in the sweeping program.
Outside contractors have performed this program on the City’s behalf, primarily south of Pine Island Road (State Road 78), since April 2011.
The evolution of the street sweeping program has led to the current contract, which performs approximately 550 miles of sweeping monthly, with locations varying in frequency. Special events and emergency response is performed on an as-needed basis. As with all equipment, there are limitations to what street sweeping trucks can safely pick up, which is why the City of Cape Coral employs multiple methods of debris removal to accomplish this task.