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Out with the Old; in with the New Street Sweepers!

Pacific Sweeping maintains a very large, modern, PM10, Rule 1186 compliant fleet of power sweepers.

These sweeping vehicles are designed to effectively, reliably and quietly clean almost any type of road and paved surface in almost any type of community – residential, commercial, retail or military.

Under the direction of Hayden Miller, V.P of Operations and Fleet, we rotate our fleet of municipal street sweeping vehicles and commercial parking lot sweeping equipment on a regular basis.

The photo below shows some of Pacific Sweeping’s older TYMCO street sweepers that are headed to Easter states where they will be repurposed and continue to live a long life outside of California.

Here, in Southern California, the high standards that apply to air cleanliness are important to maintaining our quality of life. Air pollution not only affects the quality of air, but also water quality from precipitation and dust settling.

This is why the dual “clean air agencies” – the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) – are charged with promoting and protecting public health and ecological resources through a reduction of air pollutants. These agencies work to reduce and, in some cases, eliminate emissions and activities that can contribute to poorer air quality.

As early as 2008, CARB created new regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from an estimated one million heavy-duty trucks and buses that operate throughout California. A second regulation was the Statewide Truck and Bus Rule, requiring truck owners to install diesel exhaust filters on their rigs.

As part of the requirements, truck owners were asked to replace engines older than a 2010 model year. This replacement was expensive and was thus allowed to be implemented on a staggered schedule between 2012 and 2020.

This series of CARB regulations was estimated to reduce diesel emissions 68 percent by 2014 and NOx by 25 percent. The regulation is expected to save 9,400 lives between 2011 and 2025 and greatly reduce health care costs. The benefits have an estimated value of $48 billion to $69 billion.

As part of this legislative effort, diesel-powered commercial sweepers are required to be CARB compliant. Pacific Sweeping is proud to say that we met the January 2020 deadline for CARB, and we are compliant!

Pictured above: one of Pacific Sweeping’s CARB-Compliant TYMCO 600 Sweepers

ABOUT PACIFIC SWEEPING:

Construction and Housing Development Sweeping

In addition to providing municipal sweeping services for dozens of communities, Pacific Sweeping also runs a comprehensive range of sweeping and cleaning equipment for the road construction and property development projects. Our street cleaning and job site pavement maintenance is helping facilitate Southern California’s fast-paced, ever-expanding construction industry.

Commercial and Retail Property and Parking Lot Sweeping

Every day of the year, Pacific Sweeping crews are out sweeping and cleaning parking lots, pavements, entryways and service streets for over 200 commercial and retail property management companies.

Maintaining work sites and helping keep the community around construction areas clean and safe, Pacific Sweeping crews are out daily working with public and private construction companies throughout San Diego, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. Our highly skilled operators apply best sweeping practices combined with the goal of environmental preservation for all our construction sweeping customers.

If your facility, homeowner association or municipality needs CARB-compliant sweeping service within the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) in Southern California, which covers Orange County, and urban portions of Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties, call us or fill out our service request form for more information or to request our compliant sweeping services.