Street Sweeping Information
Reasons for street sweeping:
- Removes trash and debris from the streets and gutters, which prevents those materials from entering the storm drains and then the ocean. This storm water pollution prevention action is a NPDES mandate.
- Prevents accumulation of standing water which assists in controlling West Nile Virus, and
- Removes brake dust and other harmful airborne particles which improves air quality.
Frequency of Street Sweeping:
- The City’s residential streets are divided into different areas and each area is swept once per month. CLICK HERE TO SEE MAP
- Sweeping is typically scheduled either a day or two after, or several days before trash collection days when the streets are devoid of any trash or recycling carts.
- Sweeping hours are from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm
- Arterial Streets are swept once per week and is conducted at night between 10 pm and 6 am when the streets are typically empty of traffic or parked cars, and optimum results can be achieved.
- Street sweepers are alternative fuel CNG Trucks equipped with a water system to minimize and control dust. They meet SCAQMD standards and are certified.
- The speed while sweeping is approximate 8 mph. to increase equality of cleanliness.
Nationwide Environmental Services, the City’s street sweeping company, has the following requests from RPV residents:
- Keep streets free and clear of anything that may obstruct the street sweeper such as vehicles, trash cans, basketball hoops, etc. Know your area’s sweeping day and notify your neighborhood via email, neighborhood newsletter or word of mouth. Check the City website, under Public Works for your scheduled monthly date.
- Report any and all adverse conditions such as low hanging trees, shifted gutters & pot holes, excessive standing water, etc.
Don’t sweep yard clippings and debris into street.
- Don’t wash your cars or driveway with excessive water.
- Don’t leave empty trash cans at the curb overnight.