Street sweeping is an effective way to prevent street pollutants from entering our Dana Point storm drains, watersheds, and beaches, while keeping our streets and gutters looking great! Without a street sweeping program, pollutants could enter the storm drain and end up directly at the beach, affecting the quality of our ocean water. For the City’s street sweeping program to be effective, it is very important that all residents move their cars out of the street on street sweeping day so that the sweeper can sweep the entire street without weaving in between parked cars.
The Traffic Improvement Subcommittee and City Council have worked with City staff in restricting parking on certain streets citywide during street sweeping hours based on certain established criteria. Generally, the criteria established by the Subcommittee and the City Council over time designated that parking restrictions should not be considered if the street sweeper can reach at least fifty (50) percent of the curb on any given street or in any given neighborhood. Streets where this criteria were not met have been designated for parking restrictions since incorporation (at various points in time) via City Council Resolution.
In addition, staff continues to address site-specific locations where folks are not moving their cars for the street sweeper (in unrestricted areas) as identified by residents and City staff using the following cost effective tools:
- Issuance of outreach/mailers to the neighborhood reminding residents when their street is swept.
- Including the information on our website for use by our customers in understanding when various streets are swept.
- Assistance from Police Services with citing stored vehicles exceeding the 72 hour limit on public streets.
- Occasionally posting of temporary no parking signs for challenging areas.
If you have any concerns with how street sweeping is operating, particularly related to how effectively it is being done on your specific street, please contact the Public Works Department at (949)248-3554 or contact Public Works at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more specific information on when your street is swept, please use the search feature below to view the street sweeping schedule for your street. Alternatively, PDF maps of street sweeping schedules are available at the bottom of the page.
Street sweeping, and trash collection, does not occur on the following designated holidays:
New Year's Day
On weeks when a holiday occurs, trash service is delayed which impacts the ability for the street sweeper to sweep our streets due to interfering trash cans. During weeks when a holiday occurs, your street may not be swept. An example would be the Thanksgiving Holiday. The street sweeper would sweep the City normally from Monday through Wednesday, but not be able to sweep streets designated for sweeping on Thursday and Friday. Depending on what day the holiday falls will govern what portion of the route can be swept.
If you have any additional questions about street sweeping, please contact the Public Works Department at (949) 248-3554.