The City's street sweeping program removes dirt and debris from City streets to provide a healthy, safe and attractive environment for the citizens of Victorville. Street Sweeping removes roadside debris that would otherwise enter the storm drain system causing both water pollution and an increased risk of flooding.
Residents can help in the fight against water pollution. Please dispose of all yard waste in the green waste or other approved containers and avoid over watering of your landscape. Over watering washes pollutants, including fertilizers and pesticides, into the streets and storm drains. The deliberate washing, sweeping or blowing of any type of debris into the street is against the law.
Street Sweeping duties include, but are not limited to the sweeping and cleaning of City streets and rights of way. Personnel respond to emergency calls (including evenings and weekends) for cleanup of material spills, traffic accidents, and runway and taxiway (Southern California Logistics Airport) cleanup, as well as service for parades and other special functions.
Street Sweeper vehicles travel at a rate of four to seven miles per hour depending upon the amount of debris to be cleaned. Refuse is stockpiled, dried, and screened using a front-end loader and shaker screen, which sifts trash from the sweepings. The trash is disposed, while the sifted sand is recycled.
Contact Public Works Street Sweeping at (760) 241-6365 regarding a street sweeping request. Current business hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The money to fund the City’s street sweeping program comes from revenue generated from the gas tax which is included in unleaded and diesel fuel purchases. This Gas Tax fund is considered a special revenue fund that is restricted by law or administrative action and can only be expended for specified purposes.