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Citywide Street Sweeping Program Update; Warning Begin June 1st; Citations Not Issued Until September 4th

In response to years of concerns from residents about street cleanliness and litter on City streets, the City of Duarte began rolling out its Mandatory Citywide Street Sweeping Program in April in all quadrants with the exception of Quadrant 2.The three-month grace period will start June 1st where written warning notices only will be issued. At the conclusion of the 90-day grace and education period from June 1st to August 31, 2018, Duarte Public Safety will start issuing $60 citations September 4th following the Labor Day holiday.   

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:

  • Quadrant 1, located in the northeast section of the City, will be swept on Mondays and Wednesdays;
  • Quadrant 2, in the furthest north and central sections of the City, will be swept on Wednesdays and Thursdays;
  • Quadrant 3, described as the central section of the City will be swept on Thursdays and Fridays;
  • Quadrant 4, described as the southwest portion of the City will be swept on Mondays and Fridays.

Specifically, street sweeping timeframes are broken down as follows:

 • Quadrants 2 and 4 | 7:00 am - 10:00 am • 9:00 am - noon

• Quadrants 1 and 3 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

As City residents transition to the new program, 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 6 a.m. on the day of the regularly scheduled collection in order to not encourage any unnecessary wildlife or bear activity.

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, homepage and click on the street sweeping icon. Note: Written Warnings begin June 1st and Citations Not Issued Until September 4th. (Excluding Quadrant 2, enforcement already in effect.)