The Public Works Department cleans residential streets twice a year in the spring and fall. The sweeping is done during normal operating hours. Areas of Johnston are also done on an as needed basis throughout the year. Residents are reminded that that street sweeping is not intended to pick up leaves placed in the street. Placing yard waste in the street is against city code chapter 135.03 and is punishable by a civil penalty.
STREET USE AND MAINTENANCE
135.03 PLACING DEBRIS ON. It is unlawful for any person to throw or deposit on any street or alley any glass, glass bottle, nails, tacks, wire, cans, trash, garbage, rubbish, litter, offal, leaves, grass or any other debris likely to be washed into the storm sewer and clog the storm sewer, or any substance likely to injure any person, animal or vehicle.