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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 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.

CLICK HERE FOR EARTH DAY EVENT FLYER
Free Earth Day Events include paper shredding, recycling drop for electronics, clothing/shoes, and used oil/filters. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 8 a.m. to noon, Toyota Employee Parking Lot on Toyota Way, Torrance, between Van Ness/Western Ave., 190th St./Del Amo Blvd.  Enter Toyota Way from Van Ness.

Click here for information on the Lawn Mower Exchange Program 2014
South Coast AQMD (Air Quality Management District) is sponsoring a Lawn Mower Exchange Program on May 3, May 17, June 14, and June 28, 2014. Registration is required and starts April 16, 2014.

CLICK HERE FOR RANCHO PALOS VERDES HAZARDOUS WASTE AND E-WASTE ROUNDUP FLYER
Free Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Roundup in the City of Rancho Palos Verdes on Saturday, May 10, 2014.

CLICK HERE FOR TORRANCE HAZARDOUS WASTE AND E-WASTE ROUNDUP FLYER
Free Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Roundup in the City of Torrance on June 14, 2014.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE "I WANT TO BE RECYCLED" WEBSITE

For your recycling New Year's Resolutions, check out the new "I want to be recycled" website and get inspired by the nationwide effort to improve our environment.

>NOTICE OF WALSER'S CLOSING AS OF JANUARY 4, 2014
Walsers will close January 4, 2014.  They will be open to accept electronic recycling until January 4th, but they can no longer accept the following: video and audio tapes, single use batteries, all lamps and mixed plastic.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO CURIOSITY QUEST WEBSITE FOR FULL EPISODES AND MORE INFORMATION.

Curiosity Quest Goes Green! See environmentally themed episodes of the award-winning children's (and adults!) program that answers your questions about recycling, water and energy conservation and more. Tune into the Torrance CitiCable Channel 3 every day at 2:30 p.m. to catch the 30 minute show. 

Click Here for Details of Water Adjustment
Beginning in January 2013, an adjustment in municipal water rates becomes effective. 

Click here for more information on the Compact Composting Bin.
The City is now offering a new composting bin for small spaces.


 
 

 
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.