Upcoming Environmental Events
Water Conservation-Rebates & Information:
- City of La Verne sponsored turf removal, tree watering bag and Waste Management Bagster rebate program, please visit the water conservation section for information and application.
- www.bewaterwise.com- includes resources for gardening, watering calculator, rebates, contacts & classes
- Rebates on high efficiency washers and toilets, sprinkler nozzles, smart controllers and rain barrels-www.socalwatersmart.com or 1-888-376-3314
The City of La Verne is holding an informational workshop on state recycling laws affecting businesses and multi-family complexes. The meeting will be on 10/25/17 at La Verne City Hall, Council Chambers, 3660 D St, La Verne 91750 from 8:00am-9:00am.
The workshop will cover California’s mandatory recycling laws affecting businesses & multi-family complexes. Ways to be in compliance with the mandatory state recycling laws and what recyclables are accepted will also be discussed. Personalized, cost efficient waste disposal plans to fit businesses and multi-family complexes will be presented to ensure compliance.
Hazardous & Electronic Waste:
L.A. County residents are invited to bring HHW (unused pesticides, old batteries, used automotive fluids, unused cleaning products, expired pharmaceuticals, etc.) and E-Waste (computers, old televisions, broken cell phones, etc.).
- Covina Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Collection on 11/4/2017 from 9am-3pm at Covina City Yard, 534 N. Barranca Ave, Covina 91723
- La Verne Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Collection on 12/16/2017 from 9am-3pm at Brackett Airport, near intersection of Fairplex Drive and McKinley Ave, La Verne 91750.
Visit www.888cleanla.com for a list of accepted products and HHW & E-Waste events.
Oil Recycling & Oil Filter Exchange:
La Verne residents can bring used motor oil to any certified collection center on the CalRecycle website at http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/UsedOil/Reports/CenterSearch
Waste Reduction, Composting & Gardening:
FREE coffee grounds offered at Starbucks, 2145 Foothill Blvd. La Verne, CA 91750
Go to the LA County Smart Gardening Website at https://dpw.lacounty.gov/epd/sg/ for classes, tips, and workshops that will help you conserve water, improve water quality, and help the environment outdoors. Those who attend workshops can get discounted composting and worm composting bins and information on other opportunities. The following are upcoming workshops in the region:
- In Walnut, LA County is offering a Beginner Gardening Workshop. Beginner workshops teach you about water wise gardening, composting, and grasscycling. The workshop is on 11/18/2017 from 9:30 am – 11:00 am at the Walnut Senior Center, 21215 La Puente Rd, Walnut, CA, 91789.
- In San Dimas, LA County is offering an Advanced Gardening workshop. Advanced workshops teach you organic gardening, landscaping with native drought-tolerant plants, and integrated pest management (environmentally-sound ways to control pests).The workshop is on 9/30/17 from 9:30 am – 11:00 am at Horsethief Canyon Park, 301 Horsethief Canyon Rd, San Dimas, CA, 91773.
- In La Verne, LA County is offering an Advanced Gardening workshop. Advanced workshops teach you organic gardening, landscaping with native drought-tolerant plants, and integrated pest management (environmentally-sound ways to control pests).The workshop is on 11/18/17 from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm at the La Verne Public Library, 3640 D St, La Verne, CA, 91750.
Penalty Surcharge Appeal Process
By completing the Penalty Surcharge Appeal Application available HERE - Penalty Surcharge Appeal Application (07-2015), customers may appeal the conservation surcharge on the basis of hardship or billing error within 10 days after receiving disputed bill.
- To avoid late penalties or interruptions of service, the full amount of disputed water bills must be paid on time.
- Appeals will be reviewed within fifteen business days.
- The appeal officer will review all factors including:
- Water use caused by emergency health and safety hazards;
- Water use related to family health;
- Whether additional people have been added to the household/business;
- Water use required for the health of mature fruit trees;
- Water use required for fire protection and slope stability;
- If customers are currently using maximum water conservation.
- If unsatisfied with the appeal officer’s decision, a second appeal may be filed in the same manner with the city manager or designee whose decision will be final. Secondary appeals must be accompanied with a fifty dollar ($50) filing fee for residential customer accounts and a one hundred dollar ($100) filing fee for all other customer accounts.
- No appeal will be granted unless the customer can show a maximum reduction in water consumption.
- No appeal will be granted for maintaining turf and similar landscape.
- The appeal officer may request information to help with his/her decision however; applicant is required to include any information or evidence that may assist appeal officer’s decision.
If you should have any questions or require additional assistance, please contact our customer service staff at (909) 596-8744, Monday-Thursday from 8 AM until 6 PM.
Water Conservation Resources
CITY SPONSORED REBATES
Turf Removal Rebates
For the city sponsored turf removal rebate program and Waste Management Bagster rebate program details, click here for the pdf Turf Removal and Bagster Rebate Program Guidelines (157 KB>)>
For city sponsored turf removal rebate applications, part 1: pdf Turf Removal Program Application Part 1 (Rebate Reservation) (237 KB>)>
For city sponsored turf removal rebate applications, part 2: pdf Turf Removal Program Application Part 2 (Rebate Request) (613 KB>)>
Tree Watering Bag Rebates
The City is offering rebates for tree watering bags to help residents keep trees healthy during the drought. The bags need to be filled with water about once a week and slowly release water so that the ground near the tree roots stays wet. This allows the trees to get the additional water they need during hot or dry months while reducing irrigation in adjacent areas. La Verne’s trees are valuable natural resources that improve property values, air quality and the beauty of our streets. Keeping our trees healthy and vibrant during the drought is important.
For the city sponsored tree watering bag rebate program details, click here for the pdf Tree Watering Bag Rebate Program Guidelines (295 KB>)>
For city sponsored tree watering bag rebate application: pdf Tree Watering Bag Rebate Program Application (285 KB>)>
METROPOLITAN WATER DISTRICT OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REBATES
High Efficiency Clothes Washers, Toilets, Sprinkler Nozzles, Rain Barrels, and Smart Controllers
Turf Removal Rebates
We have received notification from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California that the Turf Removal Rebate funding has been exhausted. New applications are no longer being accepted. Please visit www.socalwatersmart.com for additional rebate information.
City Hall Information
3660 D Street
La Verne, CA 91750
Fridays & Weekends -- Closed
1st & 3rd Mondays -- 8AM - 6:30PM
|After Hours Emergency
In preparation for passenger train services to the new Metrolink San Bernardino – Downtown Station in December, Metrolink will be conducting our train testing on the San Bernardino Line between the San Bernardino and (future) San Bernardino - Downtown Stations in the next two weeks. Testing is scheduled to run from Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, until Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, during regular Metrolink service hours.
Depending on testing needs, trains will run approximately every 30 minutes between the two stations. Based on federal law, Metrolink engineers are required to blow their horns at every crossing for the safety of the public.For safety reasons, crossing gates will activate and crossing warning systems will function for up to one minute during testing.This schedule is subject to change. Metrolink will keep residents informed of any updates.
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