Street Sweeping

Sweeping the Borough

West Chester Borough operates an extensive street sweeping program to maintain a clean appearance for the town. Certain sides of the streets have restricted parking on designated days and times to allow for efficient street sweeping and other public services. Generally, the sweeping schedule is as follows:

  • Areas north of Market Street are swept on Mondays and Tuesdays
  • Areas south of Market Street are swept on Wednesdays and Thursdays
  • The central business district is swept nightly

Street Sweeper Routes Map (PDF)

About the Street Sweeper

The street sweeper is vacuum-powered. It can collect dirt, gravel, litter or small amounts leaves or grass clippings, which can pass under the vacuum head.

The sweeper cannot handle large piles of grass clippings, garden debris, vines, sticks, or brush since these materials will clog the intakes and damage the machinery. These materials should be separated and placed out for yard waste collection or delivered to the Public Works Drop-Off.


Check the restricted parking signage on your block and please be sure to have your vehicle moved during these times Parking is normally restricted in these areas from:

  • 2 - 5 a.m.
  • 8 - 11 a.m.