The City of Rancho Santa Margarita is proud to partner with Sunset Property Services to provide citywide street sweeping services. We are reaching out to residents to bring awareness of the importance of street sweeping and to remind residents of the days your streets are swept. Many residents are unaware that street sweeping is not provided just for the beautification of your City; more importantly it's for the benefit of our environment.
The more obvious benefit is the collection and removal of paper, leaves, and other visible debris that collect in the gutters. This debris can block storm water 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 sweeping day, the sweepers have to maneuver the length of two cars to safely service the street; leaving over 40 feet un-swept. Help keep our oceans, streets, and storm drains clean by keeping our services effective; please reference your street’s days of service and move parked cars between the hours of 8:00 am & 3:00 pm on these days.