The City of Montclair provides its residents with once-a-week street sweeping service. Street sweepers operate Monday through Thursday and street sweeping is generally conducted the day after your trash pickup service occurs.
Tips for Helping to Keep Your Street Clean
Please do not park vehicles on the street between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Eliminating the need for the street sweeper to travel around parked cars allows your street to be cleaned effectively.
If you observe unknown vehicles parked in front of your home in excess of 72 hours, contact the Montclair Police Department at (909) 621-5873.
Please do not allow excess water from irrigating your lawn or from washing your vehicle to flow into the gutter on street sweeping day. The water impedes the ability of the street sweeper to pick up debris in the gutter.
Please do not dump lawn clippings, leaves or debris into the gutter. Place lawn clippings and leaves in the appropriate containers for green waste disposal. Excess debris in the gutter could prevent the street sweeper from completing the scheduled street sweeping route for the day.
Parking Restrictions on Street Sweeping Day
To help the sweeper operators to efficiently and effectively clean the streets, the City has implemented a plan to restrict parking on street sweeping day with, hopefully, only minor inconvenience to residents.
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Parking Restrictions on Street Sweeping Day
What is the program restricting parking on street sweeping day all about?
Parking is restricted on street sweeping day to achieve cleaner public streets with, hopefully, only minor inconvenience to residents.
The City of Montclair provides its residents with once-a-week street sweeping service. On the day your street is swept, parking on the street is prohibited between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Signs will be posted in your neighborhood indicating the day of the street sweeping restriction. Street sweeping is conducted the day after your trash pickup service occurs.
Residents are requested to park vehicles on their driveways or in their garages on the day the street is swept. Vehicles parking on the street during restricted times will be subject to citation by the Montclair Police Department.
Why was the program developed?
The program was developed in response to Montclair resident's complaints about street sweeping. In 1995, the Montclair City Council established a Task Force to examine complaints about street sweeping and to make recommendations for improvement. The Task Force consisted of five residents, each appointed by a Council Member, a member of the Planning Commission, a member of the Community Action Committee, and a City Council Member. The Task Force completed its review of the street sweeping program in May 1996.
The recommendation of the Task Force included having street sweeping follow trash collection day in single-family neighborhoods. City staff worked with Burrtec Waste Industries, Inc. to accommodate the changes. On June 3, 1996, a new trash collection and street sweeping schedule was implemented whereby street sweeping followed trash collection every week.
In 1997, the City Council directed staff to develop a program to restrict street parking on street sweeping days in single-family neighborhoods. A pilot program was developed in an area that consistently had cars parked on the street on street sweeping day. Upon conclusion of the pilot program in 1998, the number of cars parked on the street on street sweeping day was significantly reduced which allowed the street sweepers to efficiently clean the street.There were very few complaints by residents regarding the program. Since the pilot program was successful, it was permanently implemented. Each year another area is selected to become part of the program with the ultimate goal of having the entire City posted to restrict parking on street sweeping days in residential areas.
Why are the hours of the program from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.?
The reason for the 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. restriction for street sweeping is due to the seasonal changes that impact the street sweeping schedule. In the summer and spring months, street sweeping is generally completed much faster than in the fall. During times of the year when leaves drop, the street sweeper must make more trips back to the City's Maintenance Yard to drop loads of debris.
In some cases, the Street Sweeper Operator must sweep certain residential streets more than once to effectively clean the street. Because of these seasonal changes, the times the street sweeper arrives and completes sweeping can vary, accounting for the 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. time frame.
Will I still receive mail delivery and/or other parcel and equipment deliveries on the day the parking restrictions are imposed?
Delivery vehicles have full access to your home on the day parking is restricted for street sweeping purposes. No delivery vehicle will be cited for parking in the restricted area if it is in the delivery process.
What happens to the parking restrictions on street sweeping day when a week day holiday causes trash pick-up to be postponed?
The parking restrictions will not be enforced during a week when a holiday causes trash pick-up and street sweeping to be postponed. These holidays include New Year's Day, Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
Who can I speak to if I have additional questions or if I have a specific hardship that needs to be addressed caused by the parking restriction on street sweeping day?
Please address your questions and concerns to the Public Works Operations Division Monday through Thursday from 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at (909) 625-9465.