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Cost of Street Sweeping Services

The cost of street sweeping service can vary widely depending on several factors. If you are looking to determine the cost of street sweeping for a specific project or location, consider the following factors:

  1. Location: The location where the street sweeping service is required plays a significant role in determining the cost. Urban areas with greater population, more streets and higher traffic volumes may cost less to sweep than rural areas with fewer streets due to equipment mobilization costs related to travel time. Additionally, the local labor and equipment rental costs can vary from one location to another.
  2. Frequency: How often do you need the street sweeping service? Some locations require daily or weekly sweeping, while others may only require monthly or seasonal services. The frequency of service will impact the overall cost.
  3. Street Length, Width, and General Pavement Condition: The total length and width of the streets that need to be swept will affect the cost. Larger areas will naturally cost more to sweep. The condition of the surface to be swept also is a factor the contributes to cost. The poorer the condition, the greater the cost to sweep.
  4. Debris and Dirt Level: The amount of debris, dirt, and litter on the streets can impact the cost. The heavier the litter or debris in the street or curb line, the greater the cost due to reduced productivity to sweep up the materials.


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    1. Debris Disposal: Adding debris disposal to a municipal street sweeping fixed price contract is counterproductive for the effectiveness of contracting street sweeping services for the following reasons;

a) Adding debris disposal to a municipal street sweeping contract increases the cost of the service without providing any associated economies.
b) Adding debris disposal incentivizes the service provider to pick up less debris.
c) Adding debris disposal increases the risk factor for the contractor 3 fold because; if the debris levels are guessed to low the cost of debris transportation and disposal cost increases while reducing productivity levels also increasing costs.

  1. Accessibility: The ease of access to the streets is crucial. Narrow or congested streets may require specialized equipment or more time to complete the sweeping, which can increase costs. Vehicles parked at the street curb reduce the effectiveness of street sweeping while increasing risk of damage and/or pedestrian injury.
  2. Environmental Regulations and Local Noise Ordinances: Some areas may have specific environmental regulations that require the use of eco-friendly equipment and disposal methods and/or quitter running machines. Compliance with these regulations may affect the cost.
  3. Time of Day: Street sweeping services are often scheduled during off-peak hours to minimize traffic disruptions and increase productivity. If you require services during peak hours or at specific times, this may affect the cost.

  1. Contract Duration: Longer-term contracts or agreements may provide discounts compared to one-time or short-term services. One-year contracts are strongly discouraged if a professional sweeping service with quality equipment and personnel is desired. Typically, a 5yr contract indexed with Cost-of -Living (COLA) related increases allows a service provider to amortize a quality fleet of equipment.  Consider the duration of your need for street sweeping when negotiating the cost.
  2. Additional Services: Street sweeping companies may offer additional services, such as pressure washing, graffiti removal, or catch basin cleaning. These extra services will increase the overall cost.
  3. Safety: Consider the safety record of the street sweeping contractor, before selecting a service provider, relative to employee injuries and past accidents involving the motoring public
  4. Market Rates: Market rates for street sweeping services can vary based on supply and demand, age and type of equipment proposed for use and previous experience, so it’s a good idea to obtain quotes from multiple service providers to compare costs, inspect equipment and get references.


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To determine the specific cost for street sweeping in your area or for your project, it’s recommended that you contact local street sweeping companies or government agencies responsible for street maintenance. They can provide you with accurate quotes based on your unique requirements and location-specific factors.


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