Street Sweeping

Besides picking up trash and recyclables, Augusta Solid Waste is making a clean sweep throughout the city of Augusta and Richmond County with our new enhanced street sweeping services.

Augusta Solid Waste operates its street sweeping service on a quarterly basis for all of Augusta.  We cover regularly scheduled routes throughout Augusta with our street sweepers, which are also powered by compressed natural gas, to remove debris and litter from streets and gutters. Plus, you may request a street sweeper to clean your area by calling 311 or clicking the button below.
The most visible advantage of street sweeping is how it improves the appearance of our streets and neighborhoods. It removes litter, leaves and other debris that collect in the gutters, and it reduces the amount of dust and dirt that can blow into your home or vehicle. But it provides more important benefits as well. It prevents accumulating litter and debris from clogging storm sewer drains and contributing to flooding during heavy rains. And by removing pollutants from the streets, street sweeping improves the quality of stormwater runoff.

Cleaner stormwater runoff means fewer pollutants enter and pollute our waterways, where they can threaten fish and other wildlife. Street sweepers can even remove the tiniest bits of metal and other virtually invisible hazardous waste left behind by vehicles – which can be particularly injurious to wildlife.

Removing pollution from street surfaces through street sweeping is much more cost effective than removing it from the stormwater system or streams and rivers.