Street crews are responsible for scheduled route sweeping, as well as extra leaf sweeping and storm debris removal. To improve the effectiveness of street sweeping in your neighborhood:
If your street sweeping day falls on a holiday, your street will be swept within three working days of the holiday. Streets are not swept on the following holidays:
During the fall, the leaf debris on the streets exceeds the street sweepers cleaning capacity. Sweepers are not designed to collect excess leaf debris or large leaf piles. Sweepers must make several passes over a street throughout the day, and dump their trucks more frequently in order to accommodate the extra leaves. In addition, sweepers are accompanied by other street maintenance crews that pick up large leaf piles, clean culverts and storm drain tops, and collect piles of leaves that the sweepers have set aside. It is normal for a sweeper to make one pass through a residential street early in the day and return later in the day for additional passes. This is all part of the process of ensuring that San Leandro streets are kept as clean as possible during heavy leaf fall periods.
The City offers free paper Fall Leaf Bags to residents from October to January each year to properly manage leaves. Use the bags to collect and recycle excess leaves that do not fit into your yard clippings container. The bags will be collected curbside on your regularly scheduled collection day.