The City of Rancho Santa Margarita is proud to partner with Sunset Property Services to provide citywide street sweeping services. While street sweeping is an effective way to enhance the appearance and beauty of our neighborhoods, it is also beneficial to the environment and mandated by law to prevent pollutants from entering the waterways.
The collection and removal of paper, leaves, and other debris that settles in the gutters is essential. This debris can block stormwater facilities, causing localized flooding during heavy rains. An equally important, but less visible benefit is the removal of metal particles and other hazardous waste products left by motor vehicles. Although they are virtually invisible, these particles can be extremely harmful to fish and other wildlife if they reach our creeks, rivers, beaches, and bays. Street sweeping is an effective method of removing both the large and microscopic pollutants that collect on City streets.
Unfortunately, for every vehicle parked on the street on a sweeping day, the sweepers have to maneuver the length of two cars to service the street safely, leaving over 40 feet of roadway unswept. Help keep our City, oceans, streets, and storm drains clean by referencing the City’s Street Sweeping Schedule and by refraining from parking cars between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on scheduled service days.