Cleaning Up This Mess

Dec 6, 2011

Photo courtesy Jack Purvis

As city crews continue to remove fallen trees and other green storm debris from Pasadena streets and parks, residents are asked to help by moving their green debris out to the gutter as soon as possible for easy pickup. To recycle all green material and avoid contamination of the resulting mulch, please place only non-bagged green material out for pickup. The city plans to recycle 100 percent of the green material into mulch that will be used in parks and open space citywide.

A east-to-west green debris removal process is now underway and will follow existing trash pickup routes the day after normal refuse collection dates. The deadline for getting rid of green recyclable waste by taking it to the curb will be on residents’ normal trash pickup day the week of Dec. 12.

Green waste drop-off locations will also be established at Eaton Blanche Park, 3100 E. Del Mar Blvd., and Robinson Park, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave., from Wednesday, Dec. 7, through Friday, Dec. 16. Green material must be placed inside the large bins on site, which will not be available on Sundays.

Altadena residents can drop their tree debris at the lower parking lot of Farnsworth Park on Sat. -Sun., Dec. 10 and 11, from 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Free mulch from the green recycling effort will be available to the public beginning Dec. 15 at both Pasadena drop-off locations.


6 Responses for “Cleaning Up This Mess”

  1. Natalie says:

    Will Altadena be following the east to west green debris removal schedule also? Or do we have to take our debris to Farnsworth Park?

  2. Paul Martin says:

    Do you know whether palm trees and palm tree parts are excluded from this green waste removal program? Normally the City (Pasadena) asks that we keep palm fronds and other palm parts out of our green waste.

    Thanks for your help! –Paul

  3. Paul Martin says:

    I have been informed by Gabriel Silva of the City of Pasadena that in this case, palm trees and fronds will be included in green waste recycling. Normally they are excluded, but apparently the equipment being used at this time enables the City to handle them.

  4. Caroline Purvis says:

    That schedule is just for Pasadena, but the latest information from Athens is that they will take green waste that is bundled, tied, and left out with cans. This would provide a way to get rid of branches and palm fronds.

    Per Altadena Patch, Bob Spencer of the Los Angeles County Public Works Department said that the county will be hauling away debris that is on the streets and curbside.

  5. Natalie says:

    Thank you Caroline!

  6. Colleen Dunn Bates says:

    Paul, thanks so much for doing the sleuthing and reporting for us! We appreciate it. So do our curbs, which are buried under green and brown waste!



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