The Sweeping Program for the City of Canton is committed to keeping the city streets clean and to keeping debris from entering the city's drainage system. Our goal is to sweep all city streets at least once per year if not more, weather permitting. The sweeping is not set by ward due to their being too small and restrictive, thus not very efficient for such a large sweeping program.
The Canton Street Department does a sweeping rotation where the city is separated into four quadrants using the boundaries of Market (east and west) and 12th Street Northwest (north and south). This year (2021) we will be starting in the Southwest quadrant. We start in a different quadrant each year always going in a clockwise rotation. This way, a different quadrant will be first each year.
Keep in Mind
State Routes 30 and 62 are a high priority and will take precedence over the sweeping rotation. On average the highways are swept 4 times per year, taking a week to two weeks to complete. Other exceptions to the aforementioned rotation are the Hall of Fame Marathon in April and the pre-scheduled Ban Litter Clean-Up locations.
While every resident or council person in the city needs their street swept, I would like to ask everyone for patience in this matter. If we do not stick to a schedule and pull the sweeping crew off their route every time we receive a request, then our mission of covering every city street will not be possible.
- In 2020 Street Department personnel swept over 3,123 lane miles of city streets and highways.
- 2,483 tons of debris was removed from the roadway surfaces.