Implementing an EZ topsoil screener in their process will allow Clean Sweep to separate recyclables, trash from sweepings and yield topsoil. Their environmental goal in 2016 is have a zero landfill operation. Zero landfill is an enviable designation that very few companies have achieved and can sustain.
“Not much thought is given when a sweeper vacuum truck is on a lot picking up the obvious consumer debris from the shopping center; Fast food bags, paper cups, gaggle of cigarette butts, and the occasional diaper littering your neighborhood favorite grocery, strip center, or mall. On the surface of the lot lie the remaining two thirds of material in hundreds of pounds of raveling asphalt, sediment, dirt, and sand. All waiting to be flushed into our storm water drains and polluting our waste water plant and eventually our rivers” says local Clean Sweep owner Pete Phillips.
According to EPA “ Streets, roads, highways and parking lots accumulate significant amounts of pollutants that contribute to stormwater pollutant runoff to surface waters. Pollutants, including sediment, debris, trash, road salt, and trace metals can be minimized by street sweeping. Street sweeping can also improve the aesthetics of municipal roadways, control dust and decrease the accumulation of pollutants in catch basins.”
We’re doing our small part to be stewards and redirect natural resources and recyclables for the betterment of community and citizens.
Clean Sweep has been owned and directed by the Phillips family since 1984. Since its inception Clean Sweep has been serving property managers, roadbuilders, and industry as a total exterior facilities company. All while keeping a strong focus on street & parking lot sweeping.
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