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Street Sweeping

Street sweeping is conducted weekly to improve the cleanliness, health, and safety of the City. Street sweepers remove debris from our streets and prevent it from entering our storm drains and ocean. 

The City sweeps approximately 160,000 miles of streets and removes approximately 11,000 tons of debris each year.

What can you do?

Street sweepers are not designed to pick up large pieces, piles, or wet debris. Here's how you can improve the cleanliness of your street:

  • Avoid piling leaves or other debris in the street, alley, or gutter.
  • Properly dispose of litter, keeping it out of gutters and alleys.
  • Keep the street in front of your home dry on street sweeping days. Street sweepers are more effective when the street is dry.
  • Keep palm fronds and long twigs and branches out of the street, alley, or gutter. 
  • Never pour oil, antifreeze or any other hazardous materials in the street, gutter or alley, or on the ground.

Tips

  • Section 8.60.111 of the City's Municipal Codes makes it illegal to place any debris in the street or alley. A violation of this section is a misdemeanor and is punishable by a fine of up to $500 or six months in jail or both. You can report illegal dumping by calling the Refuse Hotline at (562) 570-2876.
  • Rainy Days: Street sweeping may or may not occur on rainy days. You can check to see if street sweeping has been cancelled by calling (562) 570-2890. It is advised however, that you always move your vehicle in accordance with the posted street sweeping signs.

 Holiday Schedules

Street Sweeping Holiday Schedule

Street sweeping parking regulations are meant to keep vehicles off the street so that street sweeping services can be more effective. Parking regulations are clearly posted, and are enforced throughout the year except on the following days:

  • New Year's Day
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Red, white, and blue curbs are always enforced, even on holidays.

Parking Meter Holiday Schedule

If a parking meter is labeled exempt on holidays, it means enforcement does not occur on the actual holiday only. Exemptions do NOT occur on observed holidays. Parking meter citations will not be issued on the following holidays only:

  • New Year's Day
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Red, white, and blue curbs are always enforced, even on holidays. Hourly time zones are enforced on an observed day if it is different from the actual holiday.

For questions or more information on our street sweeping service, please email or call (562) 570-2890.