Burrtec Waste Services provides street sweeping services for the City. The residential street sweeping schedule is every other week while the sweeping of designated commercial thoroughfares is every week. Street sweeping helps keep the City clean and decreases debris, which is washed into the storm drain systems that ultimately flow into the ocean. The City of Duarte encourages residents to not park on the street during the designated street sweeping day in an effort to improve curb access.
Citywide Street Sweeping Program Begins to Roll Out April 2018; Warnings begin May 1st; Citations Not Issued Until August 1st
In response to years of concerns from residents about street cleanliness and litter on City streets, starting April of 2018, the City of Duarte will begin rolling out its recently approved Mandatory Citywide Street Sweeping Program. The first step in the roll-out is the installation of new parking restriction signs. Following the sign installation, a three-month grace period starting May 1st will commence where written warning notices only will be issued. At the conclusion of the 90-day grace and education period, Duarte Public Safety will start issuing $60 citations August 1st. It is very important that residents pay close attention to the dates and times stated on the posted signs in their neighborhood to avoid citations!
For resident convenience, the City of Duarte Mandatory Street Sweeping program sweeps one side one day and the other side on the next day in four different quadrants during three-hour time windows.
Generally, quadrant locations and days of the week are as follows:
Specifically, street sweeping timeframes are broken down as follows:
As the City gears up for this transition, please be aware of the rules regarding refuse and recycling bins in the public right of way. Generally speaking, bins must be stored out of public view and cannot be placed in the front yard. Additionally, bins are not allowed to be placed on any street, alley or parkway in the City prior to 6 pm the day before a resident’s regularly scheduled refuse pick-up. On the day of collection, bins need to put away, out of public view prior to 8 pm. In the Mesa area only of the City, trash bins containing garbage or refuse, may not be placed on the street or parkway prior to six a.m. on the day of the regularly scheduled collection in order to not encourage any unnecessary wildlife or bear activity.
The program set to roll out in phases beginning April, 2018 is a direct result of action originally taken by the Duarte City Council in May of 2016. At that meeting, the group originally voted to create a pilot street sweeping program that required vehicle removal from both sides of City streets on sweeping days. This program was further revamped in October of the same year following feedback from the pilot area allowing residents to park on one side one day, and the other side the next.
For additional information on the proposed street sweeping program or to find out what quadrant you are located in, contact Duarte Public Safety at 626-357-7938 or visit www.accessduarte.com, homepage and click on the street sweeping icon.
Starting the week of March 6th and concluding on the 31st, the City of Duarte will be adding both updated and new parking restriction signs to streets within the designated Street Sweeping Pilot Program area. The new signage was in response to action taken by the Duarte City Council on October 25, 2016 to revamp the original pilot program that required vehicle removal from both sides of the street on street sweeping days to allowing residents to park on one side one day, and the other side the next. This change was approved by the Council after staff reported about the program’s initial effects including the residents’ overwhelming support including some form of parking restriction on street sweeping days.
Street sweeping will be conducted during the stated times on the north and west side of the street on Wednesday’s and the south and east side of the street on Thursday’s. Written warnings about the new parking restrictions will start in the pilot area on April 12 and 13th occurring again on April 26 and 27th.. Citations for parking violations on street sweeping days will commence beginning May 10, 2017. The cost per citation is $63.
In response to concerns about street cleanliness and litter, the Duarte City Council originally voted earlier last year in May to launch a pilot street sweeping program effective July 1, 2016. The program involved a designated area of the City which had signs posted ordering the removal of vehicles on both sides of the street on street sweeping days to facilitate unobstructed access to curb and gutter by the sweeper.
For additional information on the proposed street sweeping program, contact Duarte Public Safety at 626-357-7938.