Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth announced that starting April 25, North Hempstead Highway crews will be hitting the streets around the clock to sweep up the winter debris on Town streets as the annual “Operation: Clean Sweep” gets underway. This two-week initiative is held each spring and aims to sweep every mile of North Hempstead roads.Last year, the town’s environmentally-friendly bio-fueled street sweepers kept debris out of the town’s fresh-water catch basins as required by New York state, and gobbled up 5 million pounds of debris, with an even higher total expected this year.
The Highway Department asks residents to refrain from parking vehicles on town roads from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. during Operation: Clean Sweep days. On Monday, April 25, the town will be cleaning town streets in New Cassel, the Polo Park Section and Westbury Hills. On Tuesday, April 26, the town will be focusing on Carle Place.
“The winter leaves the streets full of dirt and debris, which is in part the result of sanding our roads to keep them safe over the winter months,” said Bosworth. “That’s why Operation: Clean Sweep is so important. It will make our roads cleaner and safe for motorists and cyclists. This is North Hempstead’s spring cleaning.”
—Submitted by the Town of North Hempstead