Sweeping for Parades, Festival and other Holiday Events

The holiday season is one of the most fun and exciting times of the year.  People everywhere are busy shopping, attending parties and sharing in the holiday spirit.  Some of the most popular activities during this season are the parades, festivals, concerts and other events provided by local city and county agencies.  With hundreds and possibly thousands of people descending on a small area to enjoy these events, it takes special consideration to ensure the site is clean, safe and makes a great impression on those who attend.  This is where a street sweeper can be a huge help to your event.

Street sweeping should be scheduled prior to an event to ensure the site is clean and safe.  Parade routes must be free of any potential debris that could hurt parade participants as they proceed down the route.  The same is true for festivals such as art and craft fairs.  The streets sectioned off for these events need to be safe for the patrons who are walking through the area enjoying the event.  The cleanliness of the streets also is a direct reflection of the quality of the municipality putting on the event, so putting an extra bit of effort in the event planning will pay dividends in public perception and image.

After a parade or event, there is sure to be a large amount of litter present that will need to be cleaned up immediately before it has a chance to travel to the stormwater system.  A quality street sweeping service is the most cost effective way to get your roads clean quickly.  For parades, we often recommend having two sweepers, one on each curb line, following the parade on its route as the “last float in the parade.”  This allows us to clean up the paper, candy and other objects that fall in the road immediately as the parade concludes.  We also can provide crews to clean the sidewalks off as the parade travels its route, if this is a service you would like to add.

For festivals and events, the post event cleanup can be scheduled at your choosing.  We’ve had some event organizers who want their roads swept in the evening immediately following the last day of the event.  We’ve also had other agencies who want an extra day or two to cleanup stands, garbage cans, and other large items prior to our crews sweeping the roads.  The choice is entirely up to the customer. Our staff is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year.  We will gladly schedule our services to be performed at a time when it is most convenient for you.  Please contact us today to learn more.