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Sweeper sweeping and unloading debris

Street Sweeping

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 move back a day or adjust in any way when a holiday occurs. When a holiday falls on a sweeping day, that area's sweeping is skipped for that week. 

Areas of the City with excessive street parking, often around schools or apartment buildings, are posted to keep the street open for sweeping on the area's scheduled sweeping day. 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.

In May 2014, the Sanitation Division will begin the first phase of a new optimization program to improve the efficiency of our street sweeping services, while increasing the availability of on-street parking during weekdays.  The first phase will be implemented in the area south of Sepulveda Blvd.  Phases 2 and 3 will occur at a later date and extend to all areas north of Sepulveda Blvd.  The Program will include the installation of new signs and/or modification of existing signs; and a reduction from a 4-hour parking restriction to a 3-hour parking restriction.  The new program will eliminate the previous "petition" process for street sweeping signs.  For more information, please contact our office at (310) 781-6900 or click here for the flyer and map.  Click here to see what the sweepers pick up!

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. 


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