Street Cleaning

Reminder to Residents and Businesses

  • Do not rake sand or debris from your boulevard into the street
  • Do not to rake or blow leaves or grass into the street.
  • Grass clippings and debris plug our storm water system; please keep grass clippings and debris out of the gutter line and street.  Adopt an Inlet.
  • Maintenance areas tend to be dusty and visibility may be restricted. 
  • Motorists should drive with caution when passing street sweepers.
  • Parents are advised to keep children away from all street sweeping operations.
  • Street sweeping operations can be dangerous. Stones and other flying debris could be hazardous.
  • Take grass clippings to the Yard Waste Drop Off Locations or City of Bismarck Landfill.

Street Sweeper

Bismarck's Street Sweeping Program

Each spring the Public Works Street Department conducts an annual street sweeping program. This program is initiated to clean up the dirt and debris that has accumulated on the City streets over the winter. 

Street sweeping is one of the most cost-effective ways to remove the sediments and associated pollutants, such as metals, petroleum products, that accumulate on streets before they wash into local watersheds. Over 1,000 lane miles of roadway are swept each year. The program takes approximately six weeks to complete.

Due to the cooperation of Bismarck residents, the City of Bismarck Street Department has been able to clean the streets in a very efficient and timely manner. The City of Bismarck would like to thank its citizens for their cooperation.

Completed Sweeping Areas

Dates Swept Area Location
April 2-8, 2019 1 Century Avenue to Interstate 94 from State Street to West City Limits - Completed
April 8-11, 2019 2 Interstate 94 to Divide Avenue from ​East City Limits to West City Limits - Completed
April 12-22, 2019 3 Main Avenue to Bismarck Expressway from ​East City Limits to West City Limits
April 22-29, 2019 4 North City Limits to Century Avenue from East City Limits to State Street
April 29-May 6, 2019 5 North City Limits to Century Avenue from State Street to West City Limits
May 6-10, 2019 6 Bismarck Expressway to South City Limits from East City Limits to West City Limits
May 13-16, 2019 7 Divide Avenue to Boulevard Avenue and Highland Acres Area
​From East City Limits to West City Limits
May 16-23, 2019 8 Boulevard Avenue to Main Avenue from East City Limits to West City Limits