Clean Sweep Program

Street sweeping is a commonly used practice across Minnesota to provide a healthy, safe, and attractive environment for residents and visitors. While regular removal of litter and dirt from our streets and curbs is necessary to prevent storm drains from clogging and flooding, street sweeping can also be used to protect water quality by reducing leaf litter, trash, dirt, and other pollutants from entering our water resources. 

The MPCA partnered with the University of Minnesota Water Resources Center and Minnesota Sea Grant to develop the Clean Sweep Program to assist MS4s and local communities in implementing and enhancing their own street sweeping programs to help meet water quality goals. Through a series of surveys, focus groups, and case studies, the new Clean Sweep education and training program was created.


A Sweeping Solution to Stormwater Pollution 

Upcoming Events:

Street Sweeping Workshop
TBD - March or April 2023
Prior Lake, MN

This workshop for the Clean Sweep Education & Training Program is aimed to provide you with the tools, training, and resources needed to develop or enhance a street sweeping program for water quality.

Past Events:

Street Sweeping Workshop
September 27, 2022
Forest Lake, MN


Handouts & Reference Information:


Discover more information about street sweeping on the MPCA and UMN's websites:

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If you have any questions about the Clean Sweep Education & Training Program, please contact Maggie Karschnia at [email protected].