The Town of Plainfield currently has two street sweepers that are used to clean town streets in an effort to keep our streets free from dirt and debris for safe passage and to minimize the amount of dirt from entering the storm drains prior to entering a body of water. Each municipal street is swept a minimum of one time each year, and curbed streets are swept twice per year.
In 2009 DPW personnel decommissioned the 1991 Elgin Street Sweeper out of street sweeping duties and rebuilt for use in pre-treatment for snow removal. The hopper on the old street sweeper was recycled to be used with the new wood chipper.
Street Sweeper Transformation
A New Purpose
The old street sweeper now has a new life and is used for alternative treatment process to assist with snow removal.
The hopper from the old street sweeper is used as a bed cover with the wood chipper.