Street sweeping

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Street sweeping keeps West Torrens’ streets looking good by removing litter, green waste and sediment. It helps prevent waste and debris from blocking stormwater systems and ensures our roads are clean and safe for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.

How we work

Streets are cleaned approximately every eight weeks to keep the kerbs clear but may become more frequent seasonally to meet the needs of streets with higher leaf fall.

We have two street sweeper vehicles as well as two footpath sweeper vehicles which clean our roads, footpaths, bike paths and Torrens River Linear Park walking trail.

Due to the need to complete street sweeping at a time when vehicles do not block access to the kerb, we will often work outside business hours, particularly in commercial areas or where there is a build-up of parked cars during certain times.

Heavy leaf fall

Our street sweeping programs are seasonally adjusted to ensure effective management of streets with heavy leaf fall. This occurs at varying times of year depending on tree species, but during the months of autumn we focus on streets lined with deciduous trees such as the Plane trees along Sir Donald Bradman Drive.

During heavy leafy fall seasons, you may see our street sweepers join forces with our footpath sweepers and other staff blowing leaves, all cleaning debris from the footpaths, roads and carparks.


Street sweepers also attend to customer requests for street sweeping and assist in cleaning roads after motor vehicle accidents.

You can request a street to be swept by:

  • reporting the issue online via CityWatch
  • contacting the Service Centre on 8416 6333
  • SMS 0429 205 943
  • live chat via our website between 9am and 4pm business days.