Mayor Menino Reminds Residents: Neighborhood Street Cleaning to
Begin on April 1st; City continues aggressive cleanup as Spring
arrives in Boston
Mayor Thomas M. Menino today reminded
residents that Boston’s Daytime Neighborhood Street Cleaning Program
will kick-off for the season on Friday, April 1, 2011. After an
especially harsh winter, the Mayor last month implemented an early
and aggressive cleanup plan, directing city agencies and departments
to work together and with businesses and residents in a more
coordinated approach to ready the City of Boston for spring.
"Once the snow and ice melted this year, the City’s fleet of street
sweepers was dispatched to begin cleaning up local streets that were
especially hard hit during this tough winter,” Mayor Menino said.
"Keeping Boston clean is a top priority of mine, as well as the
residents of Boston, and we all look forward to seeing Boston
sparkle as we welcome the spring season."
In addition to street sweeping, Public Works has dispatched its
Pothole Patrol teams which have been aggressively seeking and
filling potholes since the snow melted. Each day the department has
more than eight crews deployed throughout the city and have so far
patched more than 3,600 potholes this season. Crews have been
utilizing the city’s newest weapon against potholes, a cutting-edge
pothole filling truck nicknamed “Potzilla”. New this year, the
machine provides a one-stop pothole patching method for more
The Daytime Neighborhood Street Cleaning Program is a cooperative
effort of the Mayor's Office, the Public Works Department, the
Department of Innovation and Technology, and the Transportation
Department. Neighborhood streets throughout the city will be swept
clean on a rotating schedule each week through November 30th.
Vehicles are required to be moved in accordance with the posted
Street Cleaning regulations. Since parked vehicles prohibit the
equipment from getting to the curb, the street cleaning parking
regulations are strictly enforced. Vehicles parked in violation of
the posted regulations are subject to a $40 ticket as well as
towing. All towing for street cleaning violations is conducted by
private tow operators at the sole expense of the vehicle owner.
Residents and other drivers are encouraged to register for “No-Tow”
email reminders and can comprehensive street sweeping schedule
information can be found at