Beacon Hill Street Sweeping Expanded to March and December
Sweeping to start March 1, weather permitting.
Beacon Hill will get two additional months of street sweeping this year, starting March 1.
The new schedules begin a month earlier than in years past and end a month later, meaning that sweeping will continue through the end of December from now on. Other than Beacon Hill, only the North End and South End have 10-month street sweeping.
"This expansion will provide cleaner streets for Beacon Hill residents and help reduce rodent food sources," the Beacon Hill Civic Association said in a press release, indicating that additional sweeping has been successful at curbing these problems in the North End and South End.
Indeed, the civic association was instrumental in lobbying the city to expand the sweeping program on Beacon Hill.
The Public Works Department is installing signs on Beacon Hill to alert residents of the expanded sweeping program and schedule.
All parking spaces on the odd side of the street will be swept on the first and third weeks of the month, and all even side spaces will be swept on the second and fourth weeks of the month. Some streets will see new schedules for street sweeping starting on March 1. See street sweeping schedules here.
To avoid being caught by surprised and having their car towed, residents are also encouraged to sign up to receive NO-TOW email alerts the night before their streets are scheduled for sweeping.