Our fleet of 6 top-notch sweepers will be assigned to the 6 areas of Billings. For instance, in Area 1, our sweeper will be cruising from Area 1-A to Area 1-B to Area 1-C, and so on. You get it~ Please feel free to follow along with our interactive map.
What's the big deal about street sweeping? We are glad you asked!
Beautification - It gives our streets a fresh, spiffy look that'll make you proud to call Billings home
Clean Air - It helps improve air quality by keeping dust and debris from getting kicked up by cars and wind
Clean Yellowstone - It prevents leaves, sand, and other debris from polluting the Yellowstone River by going through the stormwater system
Safety - By sweeping away loose materials from the road, it becomes easier for you to brake and accelerate, and we're also getting rid of dangerous hazards like glass, nails, and metal bits that could puncture your tires
In other fun facts, spring cleaning typically takes 9 weeks from start to finish. Our sweepers cruise at 2 miles/hr, and most streets require multiple passes to ensure a thorough sweep. In 2022, we removed a whopping 11,756 cubic yards of material - that's enough to fill up Wendy's field to a depth of 6 1/2'! To put that in perspective, we cleared out almost 10 yards of material for every lane mile.
Armed with this new found knowledge, please be patient with our sweepers while you are out and about. We all know, it takes time to look this good