Street Sweeping

Street sweeping is an important Council operation to keep Kingborough clean and prevent waste from entering our waterways and catchments.

Street sweeping is generally carried out during Council’s normal working hours.

The street sweeping schedule is based on five areas for residential sweeping and includes some specific rural areas.

We have one sweeping unit to service the whole municipality on a four-week cycle (approximately).

Please note that our schedule may be altered due to weather events, however we aim to return to the posted schedule as soon as we have dealt with any weather related effects.

How you can help

There are a few ways that residents can help us keep Kingborough tidy.

  • Avoid parking on the street on your sweeping days.
  • Bag-up leaves that the street sweeper cannot reach under and near parked vehicles.
  • Avoid sweeping or blowing clippings or leaves onto the road or kerb to reduce the amount that has to be collected.
  • Avoid raking sticks, branches and rocks onto the road or kerb as they will damage the machinery.

Please note that we don’t sweep or collect leaves that are from your garden. If there are excess leaves on the nature strip and footpath, you can mulch them using a lawn mower and then compost them. For more tips on green waste and composting, please visit our Waste page.

Sweeper Schedule

Please note that all dates are approximate and are weather pending.

Taroona, Bonnett Hill and Firthside

This area takes approximately four days to complete.

The Street Sweeper will be in this area from the following dates:

  • 9 September 2019
  • 2 October 2019
  • 5 November 2019
  • 9 December 2019
  • 22 January 2020
  • 3 March 2020
  • 13 April 2020
  • 7 May 2020
  • 16 June 2020

Kingston and Kingston Beach

This area takes approximately eight to nine days to complete.

The Street Sweeper will be in this area from the following dates:

  • 9 October 2019
  • 12 November 2019
  • 16 December 2019
  • 29 January 2020
  • 15 March 2020
  • 13 April 2020
  • 13 May 2020
  • 22 June 2020

Blackmans Bay

This area takes approximately eight to nine days to complete.

The Street Sweeper will be in this area from the following dates:

  • 21 October 2019
  • 21 November 2019
  • 6 January 2020
  • 11 February 2020
  • 25 March 2020
  • 28 April 2020
  • 25 May 2020
  • 1 July 2020

Huntingfield, Margate, Electrona and Snug

This area takes approximately three days to complete.

The Street Sweeper will be in this area from the following dates:

  • 31 October 2019
  • 2 December 2019
  • 15 January 2020
  • 24 February 2020
  • 7 April 2020
  • 4 May 2020
  • 8 June 2020

Kettering and Woodbridge

This area takes approximately two days to complete.

The Street Sweeper will be in this area from the following dates:

  • 4 December 2019
  • 27 February 2020
  • 4 April 2020
  • 11 June 2020