Street sweeping is necessary for vehicle and pedestrian safety, water quality, and environmental concerns. Annual street sweeping is also a requirement of the City of Lake Elmo’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.
Please note: It is a violation of City Code and State Statute to throw, blow, place, or discharge leaves or any other materials onto a public roadway.
The City of Lake Elmo conducts sweeping on all City streets at least once each spring. Additional street sweepings are made as deemed necessary by the Street Superintendent. Street sweeping is contracted out each year to obtain the best value for this service. The spring sweeping begins as soon as temperatures allow and streets are significantly clear of snow and ice. While some curb lines may still have ice buildup, the objective is to sweep the majority of winter de-icing materials and other road debris prior to spring rainfalls.