The City Street Sweeping program maintains the roughly 400 miles of City streets removing more than 50 tons per week of debris, trash, and other harmful constituents that would otherwise pollute the environment. For example, over 1200 gallons of oil are recovered from street sweeping debris every year! Areas of the City are swept related to their use, some every weekday, to once a month according to their use.
The main emphasis of the street sweeping program is to keep the storm drain conveyance system free of material that could possibly clog and cause flooding during a rain event. Secondly is the protection of the environment. Lastly, the result is the positive aesthetic enhancement that a freshly swept street creates.
To allow the program to meet its goal of sweeping the street, enforcement signs are posted in all residential areas for bi-monthly periods in which they are swept. Check the signs on your street for your day/time of sweep. For a list of streets and their days/times of enforcement, click here. Street Sweeping Zone Map (724 KB)
If you have any questions regarding the street sweeping program, please call (760) 435-4500 or check our Street Sweeping FAQs.