Louisville street sweeping 101

Don’t sweep this under the rug.

Street sweeper on a road in front of a green lawn.

Subscribe to street sweeping alerts so you’ll never miss a reminder.

Photo by Louisville Metro Government

Louisville Metro Public Works keeps our residential + Central Business District roads clear of debris every year from March through November.

During this nine-month period, street sweepers roll out — weather permitting — to remove debris from gutters and roadsides that would otherwise end up in the storm drains, potentially causing water pollution.

The service tends to the roadways within the Urban Services District. So if that’s you, here’s what you need to know:

  • Sign up for street sweeping reminders to get alerts ahead of time, so you can make alternate parking plans.
  • “No Parking” signs are hung before 12 p.m. a day before street sweeping will occur — which is between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Vehicles parked in no parking zones are subject to a citation or towing.
  • Residents are prohibited from blowing leaves onto a public street, so remember to bag those bad boys up.