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Public Works
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City of Torrance Public Works Department
Robert J. Beste  :  20500 Madrona Ave., Torrance, CA 90503   :  tel 1-310-781-6900   :  fax 1-310-781-6902
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PUBLIC WORKS
 

The Public Works Department is a service-providing department to residents, businesses and other City departments including Police, Fire, Community Services and General Services. The Public Works Department consists of over 200 employees that improve and/or maintain the City's infrastructure (i.e. streets; curbs/gutters/sidewalks; trees; median irrigation/landscaping; traffic signals; water, sewer, and storm drain systems).  Public Works also provides water and sanitation services to the City.  The Department is comprised of six Divisions:

Administration:  General Information, Service Requests, Customer Service.

Engineering:   Street, Water, Sewer, and Storm Drain Capital Improvement Projects; Traffic Engineering.

Operations:  Street Maintenance, Concrete (curb/gutter/sidewalk), and Traffic & Lighting.

Sanitation:  Refuse/Recycling Collection, Street Sweeping, and Wastewater.

Streetscape:  Trees, Landscape, and Mowing.

Water:  Water Supply, Treatment, Distribution, Storage and Quality; Meter Reading.

To contact the Public Works Department, send e-mail to PublicWorkInfo@TorranceCA.gov or you may call us at 1-310-781-6900 during normal business hours. We are open Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 pm. and on alternating Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The majority of street lights in Torrance are owned and maintained by Southern California Edison (SCE).  The City currently owns and maintains street lights only on Del Amo Blvd between Madrona Ave and Crenshaw Blvd.  Click here to see the City Streetlight map.  To report a concern with City-owned street lights, contact the Public Works Department.  To report a concern with SCE street lights, call 1-800-611-1911 or click here.

Many of our maps and files are .pdfs and require Adobe Reader to open.  Click here for a free Adobe Reader download.

 

 


 
City of Torrance Public Works Department

Click here for e-newsletter for Spring 2015

New - Earth Day electronic newsletter!  Save paper and check out the latest environmental news from the Public Works Department!  Sign up to have our next issue delivered directly to you (see last page of newsletter for details).

Click here for Earth Day Recycling Event Flyer
City of Torrance Earth Day Recycling Event on April 25, 2015, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Toyota employee parking lot.  Free paper shredding drop-off, electronics recycling drop-off, used oil recycling and filter exchange drop-off, and Soles for Life shoe and clothing recycling drop-off.

CLICK HERE FOR TIRE EVENT FLYER
Gardena and Torrance Residents:  Get rid of up to nine (9) tires maximum per trip at a free tire clean up event held at the City of Gardena Public Works on May 16, 2015.

CLICK HERE FOR HAZARDOUS AND E-WASTE FLYER FOR TORRANCE 2015
Free Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Roundup in Torrance on Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

CLICK HERE FOR FLYER.
Save water and lower your water bill. Attend one our upcoming "California Friendly" Landscape classes and learn how you can conserve water on your landscape. Held at West High School in Torrance on March 21, April 18, and May 9, 2015, from 9 a.m. to noon.

CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION ON TURF REPLACMENT PROGRAM AND ELIGIBILITY REQUIRMENTS
Conserve water and lower your water bill by replacing your turf grass and obtain a rebate.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE OPTIMIZED STREET SWEEPING PROGRAM
The Optimized Street Sweeping Program started June 9, 2014.

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS OF CITY'S CONSERVATION ORDINANCE 3717, CONSERVATION TIPS, REBATES AND RELATED INFORMATION
On March 18, 2014, the City Council reactivated the Level 1 stage of the City's Ordinance prohibiting certain wasteful uses of water.  In addition, other water conservation information is provided here.

FREE ELECTRONICS RECYCLING DROP-OFF IN TORRANCE
Free electronics recycling drop-off in Torrance at the Shredding Place/ECOTECH Recycling.  They accept all electronics - anything with a plug! Click above link for their website.


 
 

 
We are committed to providing a superior level of public service in the most competent manner possible. Through innovative methods, we seek to ensure a healthy and aesthetic environment that contributes to the overall mission of the City.
 

Hours: 7:30am - 5:30pm (Mon. - Thurs.) , 7:30am - 4:30pm (Fri.) . Closed Alternate Fridays.