Street sweeping is necessary to keep our streets and storm drains clean. Anything that is dumped into the storm drains will go to the ocean.
Street Sweeping Schedule
The streets in Torrance are swept Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Some major streets and industrial areas are swept during early morning hours to accommodate traffic.
The City implemented a new optimized sweeping schedule on June 9, 2014. Click here for the new sweeping routes that started June 9, 2014. The commercial area in white on the map and major streets are swept between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m. to accommodate traffic. New No Parking signs for sweeping will be installed starting in July/August and continue through 2015 until the entire City is posted. Click here for frequently asked questions.
Unlike many other City services, the street sweeping schedule does not change when a holiday occurs. When a holiday falls on a sweeping day, that area's sweeping is skipped for that week. The City does not perform street sweeping on the holidays listed on the holiday schedule. Accordingly, the City also does not enforce the posted "NO PARKING-STREET SWEEPING" signs on those same holidays. Click here for the holiday schedule.
Cars parked in the posted areas will be ticketed by the Police Department. For questions or concerns about parking tickets, call the Police Department at 310-328-3456. Click here for information on paying parking tickets online.
To keep our storm drains clear, minimize pollution into our oceans and make our street sweeping more effective, do not hose down driveways or rake yard waste into the gutter for sweeping. This material should be placed in a refuse container instead. Street sweeping equipment is not designed to collect yard waste or piles of leaves and will instead scatter the material over the rest of the street. If possible, avoid watering, and particularly over-watering, the day of and before your scheduled street sweeping.