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COVID-19: Residential street sweeping will continue normal operations on Monday, June 8. Parking enforcement in residential areas will remain suspended until further notice.

Street sweeping is necessary to keep our streets and storm drains clean. An average of 11-12 tons is collected per day. Anything that is dumped into the storm drains will go to the ocean. The streets in Torrance are swept Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Some major streets and industrial areas are swept during early morning hours to accommodate traffic. 

Parking regulations help keep vehicles off the streets so that street sweepers have clear access and can be effective. Red, white, yellow, and green painted curbs are always enforced, even on holidays. Regulations are clearly posted and are enforced all year long except on the following days

 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (3rd Monday in January)  Thanksgiving Day
 Lincoln's Birthday  Day after Thanksgiving Day
 President's Day (3rd Monday in February)  Christmas Eve
 Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)  Christmas Day
 Independence Day  New Year's Eve
 Labor Day (1st Monday in September)  New Year's Day
 Veteran's Day  

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Parking Enforcement 

The City of Torrance, Parking Enforcement Officers are responsible for enforcing the Street Sweeping “No Parking” regulations. The Parking Enforcement Officers do not follow the street sweeper. Residents are reminded to not park on the street during the “No Parking” regulation three hour block for street sweeping.

Parking Enforcement will suspend issuing of citations for street sweeping violations during the Winter holiday season, starting on the 3rd Sunday in December and ending January 2.  During this time,  residents are reminded that all vehicles determined to be in violation of a parking ordinance other than the street sweeping violation ordinance, will still be subject to a parking citation.  Street sweeping operations will remain in effect throughout this period during the holiday period.  We encourage residents to move their cars on a voluntary basis.  It is essential to keep debris from entering the storm drain system, especially during the rain season.  Please contact Traffic Division at (310) 618-5557 to answer any questions on street sweeping parking regulations. 

Rainy Days

Street sweeping may be canceled on rainy days. If streets are too wet, sweepers cannot remove debris. However, it is advised that you always move your vehicle in accordance with the posted street sweeping signs.

Red, white, yellow, and green painted curbs are always enforced, even on holidays.

What can you do?

  • Avoid piling leaves or other debris in streets or gutters.
  • Properly dispose of litter, keeping it out of streets, gutters, and storm drains.
  • Keep the street in front of your home dry on street sweeping days. Street sweepers are more effective
    when the street is dry.
  • Don't rake, blow, or sweep leaves or other debris into the streets, gutters, alleys, or storm drains.
  • Keep long twigs and branches out of the street, alley, and gutter. Street sweepers have difficulty removing this type of debris.
  • Never pour oil, antifreeze, paints or any other liquids or hazardous materials in the streets, gutters, storm drains, alleys, or on the ground. Properly dispose of these materials.

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