Posts Tagged ‘environmental services’

Christmas Tree Recycling Services

December 30, 2009

The City's Christmas Tree Recycling Service is a convenient way to help protect the environment right from your home.

As the Holidays come to a close, the City is encouraging residents to take advantage of its free curbside Christmas Tree Recycling service. Through the City collection program, all collected trees will be used as soil amendment, compost, or bagged for mulch to be given away every March at the local Arbor Day celebration. 

The curbside recycling service also helps to keep the Santa Clara River free of unnecessary debris.

To participate in the program, single family residents should place their trees at the curb on their regular trash collection day during the two weeks following Christmas. Multi-family residents can place their trees adjacent to the refuse bins in their complex. No flocked, painted or fire-proofed trees will be accepted and all trees must be free of tinsel, ornaments, lights, nails and tree stands in order to be collected.

Santa Clarita River Rally 2009 Preview

September 10, 2009

This Week In Santa Clarita provides preview of the City of Santa Clarita’s River Rally.

City To Hold 15th Annual River Rally September 12

September 1, 2009
River Rally is a popular event and a great way to spend the day with your friends and neighbors

River Rally is a popular event and a great way to spend the day with your friends and neighbors

The City of Santa Clarita will host the 15th annual River Rally Clean-Up and Environmental Expo on Saturday, September 12th from 8 -11 a.m. Volunteers will meet at City’s Newhall Community Center to clean up the area of the Santa Clara river bed located adjacent to the Center.

The event will feature a collaborative River Clean-Up and Environmental Expo, which will provide community members with valuable information on recycling, air quality, pollution prevention, water quality, open space preservation, and wildlife conservation. The River Rally Clean-up is also an excellent volunteer experience for clubs, organizations, students, scout troops, and entire families to help preserve precious local natural resources. 

For registration, informatino and everything else click the banner

For registration, informatino and everything else click the banner

“Green Store” Launched on Phase 2 of GreenSantaClarita.com

August 20, 2009
Click on the screen shot to go to the website and then tab through "Green Store" options

Click on the screen shot to go to the website and then tab through "Green Store" options

The City of Santa Clarita has launched the second phase of its popular new GreenSantaClarita.com website, offering a online “green store” for residents and businesses to locate goods and services with a green twist. The new additions to GreenSantaClarita.com will include local solar retailers and installers, a green vehicle finder, energy star products as well as an online buss pass purchasing option. Information on the City’s Recycling Market Development Zone (RMDZ), part of the City’s 21-Point Business Plan for Progress, is also included in the second phase of the website.

Planning Commission Study Session Tonight

July 21, 2009

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This evening, the City of Santa Clarita will host a Planning Commission Study Session on local environmental sustainability issues from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. The meeting will include an overview of the City’s new “green” website, GreenSantaClarita.com,  and information on rebate programs for photo-voltaic solar systems.

Also, the president of the Green Convergence, Don Schram, will share success stories about “green” elements in developmental projects. The meeting will be held in City Hall’s first floor Century Room.

Meet the VACTOR

June 18, 2009
The Vactor is one serious vacum cleaner

The VACTOR is one serious vacuum cleaner

The City’s Environmental Services Divsion got a new addition recently with the arrival of the 2100 series VACTOR maintenance truck.  The new truck represents state-of-the art technology in stormwater drain cleaning and maintenance. Cleaning the 300 plus storm drains in the City is a vital function to keep up with environmental standards and the new equipment allows the City to operate more quickly and cost effective.

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The new VACTOR truck allows the operator to pull up to a storm drain, drop in a hose attachment and literally suck up debris. The suction is powerful enough to pick-up a bowling ball from 14 feet away! Other features include an deploy-able camera and high pressure hose to clear blockages.  Aquisition of the truck was made possible, in part, by a $25,000 grant from Clean Transportation Funding from MSRC.

The Vactor is powered by clean burning CNG fuel

The VACTOR is powered by clean burning CNG fuel

 

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Television Flips the Switch to Digital TV, Not Much Impact Anticipated In Santa Clarita

June 15, 2009
The switch to digital televison should not impact Santa Clarita residents ability to watch This Week In Santa Clarita Tuesdays at 5:30 on Time Warners Channel 20

The switch to digital television should not impact Santa Clarita residents ability to watch This Week In Santa Clarita Tuesdays at 5:30 on Time Warners Channel 20

Nationwide television broadcasters switched over exclusively from analog to a digital signal last night. Santa Clarita residents probably didn’t notice because the change only affected those getting  free reception through antenna, which was already impossible in the Santa Clarita Valley due to topography (we’re surrounded by mountains).

Santa Clarita has three basic ways to receive television service: Time Warner Cable, AT&T U-Verse or one of the satellite dish providers. All three television delivery methods facilitate the digital signal transmission regardless of television type, even without a “cable box.

Even though Santa Clarita residents did not need to ditch their sets for newer models, there are important steps to follow when getting rid of an old television set or computer monitor which are considered “electronic waste.”  There is a lot of information on the Environmental Services Division or you can go to erecycle.org for info.

Adding to the shameless plug for the City’s weekly news and information show, This Week In Santa Clarita, segments can also be seen on YouTube.com/CityofSantaClarita.

New Street Sweeping Schedule Coming in July

June 9, 2009
Pictured is street sweeping along Walnut in Newhall

Pictured is street sweeping along Walnut in Newhall

The City will begin a new street sweeping schedule beginning July 1, 2009. The new schedule will last four years with a one year extension option and will save the City approximately $170,000 while still providing necessary and efficient sweeping services. Residents can find out when their street will be swept by calling the City’s Environmental Services Division at (661) 286-4098 or checking out the City’s Environmental Services webpage (with street sweeping schedule) here.  

Bike to Work Day in the Books: Nearly 300 Participants Registered

May 18, 2009

did you btw today

Nearly 300 Santa Clarita workers took a two wheel commute last Thursday, May 14th, to their jobs participating in Santa Clarita’s Bike to Work Day. The 2009 Bike to Work Day Challenge had 29 paticipating businesses and organizations including the City of Santa Clarita, Hart School District and Newhall School District. Additionally, this year marks the first year the SCV Sheriff’s have accepted the Challenge.

Pictured (in random order): Team Marzocchi USA - Korla Mock, Felipe Alcala, Chris Arnold, Mike Gold, John Pelino, Ronnie Dilan, John Herrick, Tom Rogers, Moises Cortez

Pictured (in random order): Team Marzocchi USA - Korla Mock, Felipe Alcala, Chris Arnold, Mike Gold, John Pelino, Ronnie Dilan, John Herrick, Tom Rogers, Moises Cortez

Team Marzocchi USA, above) won the medium  category (11-100 employees). Other winners included the SCV Sheriff’s taking first place in the large category (over 100 employees), and Dr. Bruce Hall’s office won the “small business” category (2-10 employees).

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More riders descend on City Hall.

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The Ultimate Spring Cleaning Guide

April 14, 2009
Make Spring cleaning easy with tips and links from the City of Santa Clarita.

Make Spring cleaning easy with tips and links from the City of Santa Clarita.

Whether you are looking to undergo an “extreme spring cleaning makeover” or just get rid of a few pesky items around the house, the City is offering the ultimate companion to your Spring cleaning efforts. On it’s website the City has solutions for getting rid of everything from bulky waste items, e-waste, old tires, paint and other hazardous materials and even how to safely dispose of secure documents to avoid identity theft. It’s all one place on the City’s website.

The City's website is a one-stop resource center for Spring cleaning.

The City's website is a one-stop resource center for Spring cleaning.


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