After more than 10 years of discussions, debates, and delays, the RCSD and our then 2nd District Supervisor Katrina Foley were able to get the County Board of Supervisors to change the Rossmoor street sweeping ordinance to provide for alternate side or odd/even sweeping in Rossmoor in November 2021. The new rules took effect in January of 2022
This revised sweeping schedule allows more flexibility for vehicle parking in the community.
The primary purpose for sweeping the streets of Rossmoor is to keep debris and pollution out of our oceans. All of our gutter run-off flows unfiltered into the San Gabriel River which then pours into the ocean at Seal Beach.
Moving Vehicles and Waste Carts From Streets is Critical
Unfortunately, for every vehicle parked on the street on our sweeping days, the sweepers have to maneuver the length of two cars to service the road; leaving over 40 feet un-swept.
Help keep our oceans, streets, and storm drains clean by keeping our sweeping services effective; please reference your street’s days of service (map below) and move parked cars and waste carts between the hours of 8:30 am & 4:30 pm on these days.
Simple, Straight Forward Schedule
The new sweeping schedule is fairly simple:
- 1st & 3rd Mondays ODD addresses get swept
- 1st & 3rd Tuesdays EVEN addresses get swept
If either day is a holiday, sweeping will occur on the following Wednesday.
But What's a Holiday?
There is always some confusion around what is a holiday for sweeping versus a Federal or State holiday.
Our sweeping contractor, Sweeping Corporation of Americas DOES sweep on both Martin Luther King Day in January and on President’s Day in February. While both are national holidays, street sweeping WILL occur on both days. Please do not park in front of ODD-addressed homes on either of these days.
When a recognized holiday like July 4th occurs on a Monday or Tuesday, then the sweeping will occur on Wednesday of the same week.
Why Sweep the Streets?
Since street sweeping is designed to help keep pollutants out of our oceans, it’s really in all of our best interest to move our vehicles (and waste carts) from the street so the sweepers have a clear path to do their work.
What Didn't Change...
And, just in case you need a financial incentive to do the “right thing” OCSD parking enforcement will ticket vehicles parked in the street between 8:30 and 4:30 on sweeping days. This is nothing new, but at least now you have a place to park in Rossmoor.
If you have a comment, suggestion, praise, or observation about the sweepers in Rossmoor, please share it here and let our Service District know.