Operation 'Clean Sweep' Coming to A Block Near You

Street sweepers will hit town roads April 28-May 9.

Get ready for some spring cleaning. North Hempstead's "Clean Sweep" program begins Monday, April 28, and runs through Friday, May 9. 

 “With the toll that this winter season took on our Town roads, this program is more important than ever,” North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth said about the program.  “Our Clean Sweep program will help to return our roads to the  condition that our residents deserve.”

During this annual town-wide spring clean-up, more than a dozen environmentally friendly street sweepers will hit the road to remove detritus  from Town streets.  Approximately 2,000 tons of dirt and debris are removed from the roads each year, with an even higher total expected this year. 

In addition to sweeping roads, the Town’s Highway Department cleans catch basins, and sweeps handicap ramps during Clean Sweep. 

From Monday, May 5, to Friday, May 9, all Town streets in the unincorporated areas south of the Long Island Expressway will be cleaned.  In order to ensure that every area is thoroughly swept and cleaned, the Highway Department asks that residents refrain from parking their vehicles on the street between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. 

Operation Clean Sweep Dates: North of the Long Island Expressway


  • Port Washington: E/S PW Blvd., beginning in New Salem, and heading north; W/S PW Blvd., beginning at Marino Ave., and heading north
  • Great Neck: University Gardens 
  • Manhasset: South Strathmore


  • Port Washington: Continuing north from Monday’s cut off location
  • Great Neck: Pembroke and Jayson Avenue
  • Manhasset: South Strathmore
  • Roslyn: W/S Mineola Avenue, from L.I.E. to Village line
  • West, North and East Parks

  • Great Neck: Terrace Circle, Little Neck, Saddle Rock, Manor Section
  • Manhasset: North Strathmore W/O Plandome Road and N/O Northern Blvd
  • Roslyn: E/S Mineola Avenue, from L.I.E. to Village line
  • Glenwood Landing
  • Greenvale


  • Great Neck: Terrace Circle, Manor Section, Allenwood Section, Harbor Hills, Embassy Court / Russell Woods Road
  • Manhasset W/O Plandome Road and N/O Northern BlvdBehind St. Mary’s


  • Touching up, cleaning up and spot sweeping where necessary
Sean Hassett April 15, 2014 at 08:18 AM
People park all day and sometimes for many days on my street even though there is a time limit. Maybe the police can step up enforcement during clean sweep?
Mark666 April 15, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Any word about sweeping up in Glen Cove?
Grace Slezak April 15, 2014 at 12:17 PM
I would also like to know the clean-up schedule for Glen Cove. Perhaps the DPW can put a schedule on Patch and the Glen Cove website which would be greatly appreciated by us all.
Yardbird April 16, 2014 at 08:00 AM
I agree, a clean-up of Glen Cove's streets is overdue. There is enough sand on Woolsey Ave. to replenish a beach; does Glen Cove even own sweepers? I couldn't tell you the last time one was spotted on Woolsey.
Mark666 April 16, 2014 at 01:01 PM
Actually, I saw one on Robinson Ave. earlier this year. I guess they thought we didn't need a beach during the Winter. :) But, they need to come back so they can replenish Prybils. :O


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