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Street Sweeping Program Changes

The Public Works Department is making changes to the posted street sweeping program to provide cleaner streets and reduce rodent food sources. 

New Street Sweeping Days

The Public Works Department will be implementing a new schedule of posted street sweeping days for many streets in the neighborhoods of Boston over the next two years, beginning in the Spring of 2012. The goal of the alterations is to provide mechanical street sweeping services to more closely follow residential trash and recycling collection days. This new schedule will alleviate much of the litter generated by the weekly collection in a faster and more efficient manner.
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March 2013 Changes     
Beacon Hill

April 2013 Changes
North End


Jamaica Plain

Mission Hill

Residents can assist by noting the posted regulations on your street and following the guidelines for proper trash and recycling placement. Please comply with all posted sign regulations. Failure to move your vehicle can result in parking fines and towing. 
Proper Trash/Recycling Placement

Winter Street Sweeping Program

Sweeping in the North End and South End neighborhoods has been expanded to include the months of December and March. 

From March 1 - December 31, existing posted schedules, parking restrictions, and enforcement procedures will remain in place including ticketing and towing of illegally parked vehicles.

There will be no posted street sweeping or program related parking enforcement during the months of January and February.

Adverse winter weather may impact the expanded program during the months of December and March. In the event that Public Works decides to cancel street sweeping and parking enforcement for weather related reasons, notifications will be sent out by e-mail to NO-TOW subscribers (see below) or you may contact the Mayor’s 24 Hour Hotline for updated information at 617-635-4500. 

Staying Informed

Residents may sign up for sweeping schedule notifications and cancellations by registering fo NO-TOW alerts. Subscribers will be notified on the evening prior to the scheduled posted sweeping.
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Residents can also contact the Mayor’s 24-Hour Hotline at 617-635-4500 for sweeping/enforcement cancellation inquiries during the program.

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  • Sweeping Enforcement and Cancellations

    Call the Mayor's 24-Hour Hotline at 617-635-4500 for updates on cancelled street sweeping, parking enforcement for weather-related reasons, or answers to any questions on towing and street-sweeping.

  • Register for NO-TOW Alerts

    Alerts notify you of upcoming street sweepings, cancellations, or updates. Get an email or text message if your car has been towed, or search by license plate.

    Street Sweeping Lookup and Alerts

    Towed Car Lookup and Alerts

    Towed Car Lookup by License Plate