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Department of Public Works

Operation Clean Sweep



Operation Clean Sweep is coming to Burlington

April 26 - May 4, 2023  



Need an interpreter? DPW is using Telelanguage - a real time interpretation service. If you, or any neighbors want to learn more, and prefer to discuss in another language, do not hesitate to call us at 802-863-9094.

To see translated versions of this material, please visit here.


Why Clean Sweep? Clean Sweep is vital to Lake health and our health. It keeps nutrient pollution out of the Lake, keeps the roads safer by clearing them of debris and keeps our infrastructure in better shape by limiting flooding from clogged storm drains. We NEED your help this year.

Is this the only time of year we sweep? NO! We begin sweeping as soon as the weather turns and the sweepers can be de-winterized. In 2023 we began sweeping in mid-March and will be sweeping until the snow comes back! 


See the map below or click on it to find your Clean Sweep Zone.

Note that "new" Zone H ONLY incorporates the North & East side of Franklin Square in the New North End.


Where will my car be if I'm towed? Will my neighborhood receive towed cars? If your car is towed, please give us a call and we'll help you locate exactly where it is. As part of the City's long-standing tow plan during citywide bans, we relocate your vehicle within Burlington and preferably in a safe, public space. Unfortunately, this sometimes leads to short term neighborhood impacts from an increased overnight presence of tow vehicles. We appreciate your patience during this important annual event. 





Please watch for the lights to be on in your area. “When the lights are on the cars are gone from 10PM-7AM”. Free Parking is available in the city-owned Marketplace Garage (47 S. Winooski: entrances on Cherry St & Bank St) & Downtown Garage (formerly called College & Lakeview Garage) with entrances on College, Battery and Cherry. Free parking in the garages is from 7PM-9AM. For a map of these city-owned parking locations, please visit


Streets will be swept on the following dates:


ZONE A New North End (East- Side) – Wednesday April 26


ZONE B + Zone H - New North End (West-Side) – Thursday April 27


ZONE F Downtown – Sunday April 30 (begins at midnight 5/1)


ZONE GOld North End – Monday May 1


ZONE D Hill Section – Tuesday May 2


ZONE E University Area – Wednesday May 3


ZONE C South End – Thursday May 4


Sweeping will begin at 10:00 p.m. and last until 7:00 a.m. *In Zone F sweeping begins at midnight (May 1st) and lasts until 6AM 


Please remove any vehicles from the streets on your night!



About Operation Clean Sweep?

DPW Customer Service

802-863-9094 x 3 or call 802-658-SNOW

About Parking, Tickets & Towing?

Parking Services

645 Pine St

Burlington, VT 05401

Support (8AM-4PM, M-F): 802-540-2380

After-Hours, Holidays, Weekends802-658-2704 (Police)