In general, the Street and Grounds Division sweeps all 250 miles of Kirkland's public roads six to seven times per year. To ensure equitable service, Kirkland takes a systematic approach to sweeping.
Because the City sweeps streets on a regular basis, individual requests for sweeping in a particular area, neighborhood, or street are not accepted. The City cannot provide advance notice of sweeping days or times.
Street sweeping priorities are shifted by emergencies, traffic incidents, severe weather conditions, and garbage and recycling schedules. As we enter fall, the leaf volume changes and dramatically slows progress around the City.
Please note that blowing or moving leaves and debris into the street is prohibited. Moving leaves into the streets increases the risk of storm drain flooding, creates hazardous driving conditions, and slows down the street sweepers.