Department of Public Works begins its annual street sweeping program in April. The program is designed to remove the heavy accumulation of salt, sand and litter that has collected over the winter months and to help keep New Haven’s 226 miles of streets clean.
The City has 15 sweeping routes; 9 Tag and Tow routes; 6 No Tag and No Tow routes.
Tag and Tow Routes – Residents must move their cars or get ticketed and towed which is costly. The routes have remained the same for several years and posted signs, phone calls and schedule linked above can be utilized to remind residents each time the sweeping is occurring on their route.
If you are already receiving emergency notifications from the City, you will receive a monthly reminder to move your car or be ticketed and towed each time your Tag and Tow route is scheduled to be swept. If you are not opted in to the Emergency Notification System, you can do here.
Tag and Tow Routes include:
Route # 2 - Beaver Hills
Route # 3 – Newhallville & Prospect & Grove
Route # 4 – East Rock & Cedar Hill
Route # 5 - Fair Haven from Blatchley Avenue
Route # 7 - Fair Haven Heights & Annex
Route # 8 - Wooster Square & Fair Haven to Blatchley Avenue
Route #10 - West River & Dwight & Edgewood
Route # 12 – Hill (North)
Route #13 – Hill (South) & City Point
If you take a look at our seasonal street sweeping schedule for Tag – Tow routes only, you’ll notice that the weekdays on which each Tag- Tow route is swept are always the same. It is only the weeks that change based on when each month begins. Take for example Route 8 which is regularly scheduled on the first Thursday and first Friday of each month. If the first day of the month begins on a Friday, Route 8 – Wooster Square would be scheduled for that first Friday and then the following Thursday which is the first Thursday of that month. The only real exception to schedule is if a holiday falls during the month.
No Tag and No Tow Routes
Residents are asked to cooperate with street sweeping in No Tag and No Tow neighborhoods by not parking on the street the day street sweeping is scheduled to occur. Please follow the calendar schedule which is linked at the top of this page to know the exact day street sweeping will be done in your neighborhood.
No Tag and No Tow Routes include:
Route # 1 – Amity/West Rock
Route # 6 – Fair Haven Heights & Foxon
Route # 9 – Downtown (overnight hours)
Route 9A – St. Ronan area
Route #11 – Westville
Route # 14 – Annex & East Shore
Route # 15 – Morris Cove & East Shore
Traffic Transportation & Parking as well as the Police Department assist Public Works with Street Sweeping Program. TT & P ensures the enforcement of posted signs (Tag and Tow routes) and hears appeals of tickets.