Each Fall the “BIG SWEEP” is conducted in November from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM on all the streets of Medford.
Please find your street in the list of zones to determine the sweeping date of your street.
*Weather permitting – if severe weather conditions exist, your street will be rescheduled at the end of the regular “Big Sweep” schedule. The schedule will be updated and noted here and also posted to our social media. Updates will also come through the city’s free notification system; click here to sign up.
Parking will be allowed on the major arteries during the fall sweeping schedule. There is NO PARKING on the designated side street while sweeping is taking place between 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM; cars can return once the sweeping has been completed. Cars that remain parked on the streets designated for that day will be ticketed and towed.
No leaf pick-up: Please DO NOT push leaves into the street. All yard waste removal MUST be done through Waste Management. Leaf pick-up/yard waste collections are the week of November 6, November 20, and December 4. Leaves must be in open barrels or paper bags only; no plastic bags. Please refer to your trash/recycling guide or contact Waste Management with questions.
Big Sweep Schedule
*Check below the schedule for a list of streets for each zone*
Zone 1 – Monday, November 13th- Update– streets not done due to rain will be done at end of schedule on Dec. 6 (Higgins Ave., Kilsyth Road, Shapley Ave., Strathmore Road, Wheeler Ave.)
Zone 2 – Tuesday, November 14th
Zone 3 – Wednesday, November 15th
Zone 4 – Thursday, November 16th
Zone 5 – Friday, November 17th
Zone 10 – Monday, November 20th*
Zone 10 – Tuesday, November 21st*
Zone 6 – Wednesday, November 22nd
Zone 7 – Monday, November 27th
Zone 12 – Tuesday, November 28th
Zone 13 – Wednesday, November 29th
Zone 11 – Thursday, November 30th
Zone 9 – Friday, December 1st
Zone 8 – Monday, December 4th
Zone 14 – Tuesday, December 5th
*Please note Zone 10 will be split into two sections:
– Monday, November 20th – Woburn to Winthrop and High St. to Playstead, and all streets within these boundaries.
– Tuesday, November 21st – Woburn to High St. and Woburn St. to Playstead, and all streets within these boundaries.
Street & Zone Listing (in order of dates swept)
STREET SWEEPING ZONE 1 – Monday, November 13, 2017
From Royal Street to Winter Hill Rd to Magoun Square from College Ave. to Main Street, all streets within these boundaries
Update Nov. 17: Streets not done due to rain will be done at end of schedule on Dec. 6 (Higgins Ave., Kilsyth Road, Shapley Ave., Strathmore Road, Wheeler Ave.)
COLLEGE AVENUE (from George St to Summer St)
ST. CLEMENTS ROAD
WINTER HILL ROAD
STREET SWEEPING ZONE 2 – Tuesday, November 14, 2017
From Union Street to Henry Street from Main Street to Mystic Ave., all streets within these boundaries
EAST ALBION STREET
STREET SWEEPING ZONE 3 – Wednesday, November 15, 2017
From Ship Ave. to Craddock Ave., Central Ave. to Riverside to Fellsway, and all streets within these boundaries
CENTRAL AVENUE (Spring Street to the Fellsway)
LAWRENCE STREET (from Spring St to Amaranth Ave)
LIGHT GUARD DRIVE
ST. JAMES ROAD
STREET SWEEPING ZONE 4 – Thursday, November 16, 2017
From Spring Street to Cudworth, from Salem Street to Riverside Ave., and all streets within these boundaries
CENTRAL AVENUE (Spring Street to Park Street)
GRANT AVENUE (from Salem St to Washington St)
LAWRENCE STREET (from Spring St to Sheridan Ave)
PARK STREET (Salem Street to Washington Street)
PARK STREET COURT
PLEASANT STREET COURT
SHERIDAN AVENUE (from Salem St to Washington St)
STREET SWEEPING ZONE 5 – Friday, November 17, 2017
From Central Ave. to Fellsway West (including Salem Street), Forest Street to Cypress Road, and all streets within these boundaries
GRANT AVENUE (from Salem St to Fellsway West)
MAPLE PARK AVENUE
SALEM STREET CIRCLE
SHERIDAN AVENUE (from Salem St to Fellsway West)
STREET SWEEPING ZONE 10A – Monday, November 20th
Woburn St./Winthrop St. High St./Playstead Rd., and all streets within these boundaries
BROOKS STREET-Woburn St. to Winthrop St.
WEST DOVER STREET
WOODS EDGE ROAD
WYMAN STREET – Woburn St. to Suffolk St.
STREET SWEEPING ZONE 10B – Tuesday, November 21st
Woburn St./High St. Woburn St/Playstead Rd., and all streets within these boundaries
ALLSTON STREET – High St. – Woburn St.
BROOKS STREET- Woburn St. – High St.
MYSTIC STREET – High St. to Woburn St.
MYSTIC STREET EXTENSION
WOLCOTT STREET – High St. – Woburn St.
WYMAN STREET – Woburn St. – Allston St.
STREET SWEEPING ZONE 6 – Wednesday, November 22, 2017
From Fellsway West to Highland Ave., Fulton Street to Malden Line, and all streets within these boundaries
EARL AVENUE TERRACE
FELLS AVENUE TERRACE
FULTON SPRING ROAD (from Fulton St to Vista Ave)
GASTON STREET (from Fulton St To Morgan Ave)
MURRAY HILL ROAD
ROCK GLEN CIRCLE
ROCK GLEN ROAD
ST. DENIS AVENUE
ST. MARY STREET
STURGES STREET (from Fulton St to Highland Ave)
WASON STREET (from Fulton St to Highland Ave)
STREET SWEEPING ZONE 7 – Monday, November 27, 2017
From Highland Ave to East Border Road to Malden Line/Elm Street to Fulton Street to Fellsway West and all streets within these boundaries
EAST BORDER CIRCLE
EAST BORDER ROAD
FULTON SPRING ROAD (from Fellsway West to Fulton St)
GASTON STREET (from Fulton St to Taft St)
ST. CLARE ROAD
ST. FRANCIS STREET
STURGES STREET (from Fulton St to Elm St)
WASON STREET (from Fulton St to Elm St)
STREET SWEEPING ZONE 12 – Tuesday, November 28, 2017
From High Street to Winthrop Rotary to Mystic Valley Parkway to Arlington Line, and all streets within these boundaries
ALLSTON STREET (from High St to Prescott St)
MYSTIC RIVER ROAD
MYSTIC STREET (from High St to Mystic Valley Pkwy)
MYSTIC VALLEY PARKWAY
ROCK HILL STREET
VALLEY PARK STREET
WOLCOTT STREET (from High St to Wolcott Park)
STREET SWEEPING ZONE 13 – Wednesday, November 29, 2017
From West Street/Auburn Street to Somerville Line to College Ave. including Winthrop Street, and all streets within these boundaries
NORTH HILL ROAD
STREET SWEEPING ZONE 11 – Thursday, November 30, 2017
From Playstead Road to Mystic Valley Parkway to High Street, and all streets within these boundaries
ALAN DALE ROAD
BENNETT DELTA JUNC.
CENTURY STREET EXT.
MYSTIC VALLEY PARKWAY
OAK RIDGE ROAD
PINE RIDGE ROAD
PINE RIDGE TERRACE
STREET SWEEPING ZONE 9 – Friday, December 1, 2017
From Governor’s Ave/Winthrop Street/Lawrence Road to Winchester Line, and all streets within these boundaries
DAMON ROAD (from Lawrence Rd to Keith Rd)
LILY POND LANE
LINCOLN ROAD (from Lawrence Rd to Keith Rd/ dead end)
STREET SWEEPING ZONE 8 – Monday, December 4, 2017
From Roosevelt Road to High Street to Governors Ave., and all streets within these boundaries
DAMON ROAD (from Lawrence Rd to Crocker Rd)
LINCOLN ROAD (from Lawrence Rd to Powder House Rd)
POWDER HOUSE ROAD
POWDER HOUSE ROAD EXTENSION
POWDER HOUSE TERRACE
SOUTH BORDER ROAD
STREET SWEEPING ZONE 14 – Tuesday, December 5, 2017
From South Street to Winthrop Street to Boston Ave. to College Ave., and all streets within these boundaries