Street Sweeping in Eugene
The Public Works Maintenance Division is responsible for maintaining more than 1,300 lane miles including streets, alleys and bike paths. The Stormwater Maintenance Crew uses a fleet of five street sweepers to remove debris from these streets, alleys and bike paths.
Staff members on this crew are continuously busy throughout the year, not only performing routine sweeps, but also playing a crucial role in leaf collection, snow and ice control sand recovery programs, and responding to vehicle accident scenes and reports of broken glass or debris in the right-of-way. This makes the streets safer for motorists and cyclists, and it also helps keep debris and pollutants out of local waterways, which is why street sweeping is funded by stormwater user fees in Eugene.