Starting this coming year, the city will extend street sweeping in the South End by two months, the mayor’s office announced Friday.
Street sweeping in the neighborhood will now go from March to December, it had previously gone from April to November. The change will be reflected on new signage, which is expected to go up in January, according to the announcement.
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In addition to the added months, street sweeping days will also be changed on the new signage to follow trash collection more closely (either by one or two days), according to the mayor’s office.
Mayor Thomas M. Menino said he thought this change would keep the city’s streets cleaner.
“It has always been a very high priority for my administration to keep our wonderful city clean,” he said in a statement. “We’re constantly looking for ways to improve our daily operations, and by realigning the street sweeping schedule to match the weekly trash collection operations, we’re smartly maximizing the potential of each program to keep our streets clean.”
Know Tow Alert System
Residents who are concerned about remembering the new changes can sign up for the city’s Know Tow automated alert system.
The system will send you a reminder to move your car the night before your street is swept so your vehicle is not towed. You can be informed by a host of methods: text message, phone call or email.