Renfrewshire Council

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Focus on: Road sweeping

As part of the Team Up to Clean Up campaign, we have increased mechanical sweeping activity around Renfrewshire covering all geographical areas to ensure our streets are cleaner.

Keeping our roadside drains and gullies clear and free of litter is important and the community can help by keeping vehicles away from the roadside wherever possible.

The programme below shows where our road sweepers will be and when they'll be in your community.

Programme of Road Sweeping activity

 

Route 1:
4 days in 

Route 2:
4 days in 

  Route 1:
4 days in 
Route 2:
4 days in 

Week 1
starting on 9 Apr                     

ErskineHouston Week 1
starting on 16 Apr    
ElderslieFoxbar

Week 2
starting on 
23 Apr

ErskineHouston 

Week 2
starting on 30 Apr

Johnstone Glenburn 

Week 3
starting on
7 May

ErskineCrosslee  & Brookfield

Week 3
starting on
14 May

JohnstoneGlenburn/ Calside

Week 4
starting on
21 May

ErskineBridge of WeirWeek 4
starting on
28 May
Johnstone/ HowwoodMeikleriggs/ Lounsdale/ Ferguslie

Week 5
starting on
4 Jun

Bishopton Bridge of WeirWeek 5
starting on
11 Jun
RenfrewHunterhill/ Hawkhead Estate

Week 6
starting on
18 Jun

BishoptonKilbarchanWeek 6
starting on
25 Jun
RenfrewOuter Paisley town centre/ Shortroods

Week 7
starting on
2 Jul

Inchinnan (inc. industrial estate)Lochwinnoch & Linwood Week 7
starting on
9 Jul
GallowhillWhitehaugh/ Ralston

Week 8
starting on
16 Jul

Langbank & Renfrew NorthLinwoodWeek 8
starting on
23 Jul
HillingtonSeedhill/ Todholm/ Ferguslie


The above is an indication only - days of operation may fluctuate depending on issues found when sweeping

Residents in the above mentioned areas area asked to, where possible, keep vehicles off the street to allow increased access and more effective roadside sweeping which will improve the local environment.

 

Why do we undertake sweeping of road edges?

Cleaning the road edges (gullies) is predominantly undertaken by a large mechanical sweeper which brushes and lifts items of litter, detritus, grit and other loose material.

This improves both the functioning of the gully and the appearance, allowing an increased flow of water along the kerb edge into roadside gully pots.

The sweeping consists of vacuuming waste from any gully, inspecting the health of the drain before carrying out high pressure water jetting to remove any remaining obstructions.

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