Washington County street sweeper is responsible for majority of debris cleaned up


231,360 pounds of debris have been cleaned up in Washington County so far this year and a major percentage of that was done by their street sweeper.

The county has 45 routes to sweep and has covered a little over half of them so far. They plan to have all of these streets cleaned by the end of the summer.

Since Washington County began using their new street sweeper this year, it has been cost effective and successful in the efforts to clean up the streets as part of the clean county initiative.  

John Swauger, Storm Water Management Coordinator said, “On the screen here is the amount of debris we have cleaned up so far since January, that is the total debris. Street sweeper debris is 212,000 pounds, that is 100 tons of material for the year so far.”

The county says residents can do their part in keeping the streets clean by not littering. 

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