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 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.

Upcoming Events:

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

Past Events:

Street Sweeping Workshop
September 27, 2022
Forest Lake, MN

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


Handouts & Reference Information:


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