Through its city cleaning function, the Council has in place a comprehensive cleaning regime to prevent pollution, maintain public amenity of public spaces and reduce risks to public health.
Sweeping the City’s streets, footpaths and other paved areas is a vital Council frontline cleaning operation in the prevention of leaves, cigarette butts, waste litter, drink cans, bottles and dirt particles entering our waterways and catchments and polluting our City streets.
The Council's street sweepers travel around 3,000 kilometres per month, operating on a scheduled basis to clean streets in the Hobart municipal area. General suburban streets and footpaths are cleaned every 10 to 12 weeks. Streets in the CBD, Sullivans Cove and other commercial areas are cleaned on a more regular basis.
The city cleansing function is also responsible for asset and facility cleansing services such as 44 public toilets daily, sporting facility change rooms and for the removal of graffiti.
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