Residential streets are swept twice a month on the weekday after your garbage collection day (e.g.: Tuesday Collection, Wednesday Sweeping). There are some exceptions for holidays. Commercial streets are swept weekly. Call City of Milpitas Public Works staff at (408) 586-2600 for questions and concerns regarding street sweeping.
Street sweeping is an important part of keeping the streets clean but that’s not the only reason that it’s important. When litter and debris accumulate on the streets, it adds to blight to neighborhoods that can degrade how a neighborhood looks, which can attract illegal dumping. Litter and debris can also get into the storm drains, where it would negatively impact wildlife and the health of the waterways (e.g.: rivers, creeks, streams). A clean street is good for both the neighborhood and the waterways.