June 28, 2023
City Announces Street Sweeper Naming Contest Winners, Unveils New Designs
The City of Pensacola has announced the winners of the street sweeper naming contest, also unveiling fun new designs that reflect the winning names. The top three names were determined through a public voting process, with the winners as follows:
- Street Sweeper #1: Sweepy McSweepface
- Street Sweeper #2: Obi-Wan Cleanobi
- Street Sweeper #3: Lightning McClean
In addition to the three street sweeper names that were selected through the voting process, Mayor D.C. Reeves selected a bonus "Mayor's Choice" name from the list of finalists:
- Street Sweeper #4 (Bonus - Mayor's Choice): Dirt Reynolds
City staff and Mayor D.C. Reeves reviewed more than 1,500 street sweeper name submissions from the public to select 12 finalists for the public vote, which drew more than 6,000 votes for the three street sweepers.
“I was blown away by the level of participation and incredible creativity our citizens showed through this contest,” Mayor Reeves said. “We definitely had a lot of fun with it, and I hope the public did too. Keep an eye out for Sweepy McSweepface, Obi-Wan Cleanobi, Lightning McClean, and Dirt Reynolds out on our roadways, working hard to keep our city streets clean.”
The City of Pensacola has a fleet of eight street sweepers that remove an average of more than 4,700 tons of leaves, debris and trash from city streets each year. Street sweepers provide a significant environmental benefit by helping prevent debris from entering stormwater systems and eventually discharging into local waterways.
Street sweepers run 16 routes every month, sweeping approximately 326 miles of city roadways in addition to 65 miles of State of Florida roadways within city limits.
City street sweepers also provide special event cleanup after parades and other large-scale events. By maintaining a consistent street sweeping program, the City of Pensacola aims to continue to provide an aesthetic and clean environment for Pensacola residents and visitors.