Street sweeping is carried out in a planned and organized manner on America’s streets. Different regions in the U.S. follow their own street sweeping guidelines and standards based on factors like demographics, population density, and vehicle density. On March 16, the nation’s capital commenced its street sanitation program which will run through until the end of October. The D.C. government’s Department of Public Works will use mechanical sweepers of various sizes to sweep residential and arterial streets.
The DPW’s street sweeping program operates in densely populated areas with high-volume traffic. To implement this program, the government will be using two types of cleaning equipment. Litter vacs, or sweepers the size of golf carts, will be used on gutters and sidewalks. Larger sweepers will be used on freeways and main arterials.
Various states and municipalities across the U.S. have street sweeping programs in place. These agencies procure equipment through third parties, either by purchasing or renting them. Here are some common street sweeping guidelines for those who plan to purchase street sweepers for sale for government use.
The creation of a street cleaning schedule is the first and most important consideration in the establishment of a street cleaning program.
The construction of ample dumping sites is the second step. Dumping sites need to be located far from residential areas but must be easily accessible. Disposal systems should employ the latest and best technology to avoid any health issues or possible contamination.
Parking and traffic rules must be announced long before cleaning day to give residents enough time to seek alternate routes or parking locations for their vehicles. Doing so should help make the sweepers’ jobs easier, as well as prevent any trouble and inconvenience for the public.
Over the years, street sweeping technology has progressed by leaps and bounds. Broom sweepers, air sweepers, sewer sweepers, and more have made street sweeping easier. If your municipality or locale ever needs such equipment, companies like Haaker are there to serve you. Such companies specialize in the sale and rental of street sweepers, as well as vacuum trucks for sale or rent.
Scheduled Residential and Commercial Street Sweeping, DC.gov
DC street sweeping begins Monday, WUSA9.com, Mar 16, 2015