Beach Maintenance is responsible for cleaning 3.5 miles of beach front, this includes raking the sand; sweeping bike paths and parking lots; blowing sand off steps, corners and sidewalks; they also clean over 100 fire rings; hand pick trash; clean more than 100 restroom stalls and dump 850 trash cans.
Their duties also include cleaning the pier and the downtown main promenade parking structure. They oversee private contracts that maintain the newly developed Pier Plaza and the Huntington Harbor waterways.
This group of dedicated individuals work the graveyard shift, year around, seven days a week.
The parking meter division maintains and collects revenues in over 1,400 parking meter and 15 parking machines that handle over 1,200 parking spaces. There other duties consist of meter removal and installations, cleaning housings and mechanism repairs. This is a 7 day a week revenue generation division.
Simple Green Adopt-A-Beach Program
Simple Green, makers of environmentally-friendly cleaning products have teamed up with the City of Huntington Beach in a joint venture, which has proven to be one of the best partnerships that each company has ever endeavored. During the winter when Beach Maintenance staff is at a minimum, 19 nonprofit organizations come out weekly to clean a section of the city beach. The five-month Simple Green Adopt-A-Beach Program begins in November, and the teams cover the area from Beach Boulevard to Goldenwest Street as well as four Huntington Harbor beaches. At the end of the program, which is the last week in March, Simple Green awards each group with a check for $750. In return, the City displays the Simple Green mascot, EGBAR, on the back of city lifeguard towers, which are seen by millions of beach visitors year round. Tim Turner and Tim Dugan, who helped develop the Adopt-A-Beach Program say that they don't get too much turnover in the groups, but that the volunteers are changing all the time. They say that they are now seeing the third generation of Simple Green Adopt-A-Beach volunteers, and the environmental awareness being passed on from generation to generation is priceless.