Street Sweeping Program


City crews are currently sweeping in Area 8, which is from NE Center Ave. to NE Seward Ave., between NE Strait Ave. and NE River Rd. After completing Area 8, crews will move to Area 9. Area 9 is from NE Seward Ave. to SE 6th Ave., between SE Madison St. and SE Rice Rd.

Watch for the Street Sweeping sign posted at each end of your block the day before asking you to move your vehicle. This will allow crews to provide the best sweeping service.

Street Sweeping | No Parking This Side 7AM-2PM | Help Keep our City Clean

To view your Area, visit our searchable map on the city’s website:

Three-wheeled street sweeper

Scheduling Detail

The City of Topeka’s sweeping schedule is seasonal. Dates and times may vary depending on equipment availability, inclement weather, and unforeseen staff disruptions, such as emergency repair responses.

Why It Is Necessary to Sweep Streets

Besides the beautification benefits of street sweeping, the city’s Street Sweeping Program is designed to remove sand, small gravel, natural debris, and chemicals from city streets. Street sweeping helps prevent stormwater system backups and meet federal requirements to keep contaminates out of streams and rivers.


The city operates 6 three-wheel sweepers and two vacuum trucks.

The day-sweeping operation concentrates on residential streets when they are typically less congested with parked cars. Neighborhoods are usually swept from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The night-sweeping operation concentrates on the busier arterial and collector streets when those streets are less busy.

Three-wheeled street sweeper

How You Can Help

Check this page or watch Nextdoor for updates.

Then, remove your car from the street the days street sweeping is scheduled in your area. If the schedule changes, repeat the first step – watch for Nextdoor notices and check this page.