The City of Lemon Grove contracts with Sweeping Corp of America for street sweeping services. Residential streets are swept once a month on different days throughout the City. Commercial streets are swept twice a month. To ensure that your street is regularly swept please be sure that the street in front of your home is free of any vehicles and other obstacles by 6:00 a.m. Trees that are too low or vegetation that is overgrown may also prevent a street sweeper from properly cleaning your street and should be trimmed, if privately owned.
A comprehensive street sweeping program assists the City in complying with the requirements of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit by removing pollutants, debris, and sediments on the City streets that otherwise might enter the storm drain system. Water entering the storm drain system goes directly to our creeks, rivers, lakes, and beaches. You can help to keep our waters clean by not leaving trash, yard waste, or leaves in the street and/or gutters. Leaves and other yard waste should be disposed of properly. If necessary, please notify your landscape services company of this requirement. Street sweepers will not collect piles of leaves or green waste intentionally left in the gutter.