City holiday service hours will change next week

From December 24 until January 2, the COURIER office will be closed while the staff celebrates the holidays with loved ones. In preparation for our week-long absence, here are a few reminders for residents about the City of Claremont.

City closures
Beginning Christmas Eve, Claremont’s city offices including city hall, the Alexander Hughes Community Center, the city yard and the Joslyn Center will be closed and will return to normal hours Monday, January 3.
City services including sanitation and emergency services will continue to operate during this time. Because Christmas and New Year’s Day fall on non-collection days this year, trash and recycling pick-up will continue as normal.
Residents will not see any impact to Claremont Police Department’s services during next week’s closure. It will continue to operate 24 hours per day. After-hour emergencies such as water leaks and downed trees can be reported to CPD at (909) 399-5411 and maintenance crews will respond to such emergencies. For life threating emergencies, always call 9-1-1.For information about the city closures, visit

Waste pick-up
Sanitation services will continue to operate normally in Claremont during the holiday season as Christmas and New Year’s Day fall on non-collection days.
During the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day, the city’s recycling center, located at the south end of the city yard at 1616 Monte Vista Avenue, will remain open for residents to manage holiday recycling. There, residents can dispose of recyclables including flattened cardboard, paper, glass bottles jars and metal cans.
Residents who use the center are reminded to not use the recycling bins for bulky items, trash or hazardous waste. “Repeat contamination could lead to cancellation of the program,” the city posted online.
After the holidays, be sure to leave Christmas trees out for pick-up during your neighborhood’s regular trash days between January 3 and 14, 2022. Be sure to remove all decorations from the tree including any tinsel, ornaments, stands or bases. Trees over six feet in height must be cut in half before pick-up. Residents can place their trees by the curb by 6 a.m. the morning of their collection day.
According to the city, flocked trees are not recyclable and should be cut up before being placed in a black trash container.
Also beginning January 3, as per state law, residents must begin recycling their food scraps. For further details, check out our organic recycling on page 11.
For more information on holiday tree recycling, the city yard’s recycling center or the upcoming organic recycling program, contact the Community Services Department at (909) 399-5431.

Overnight parking
Please let visiting friends and family members know that except for the dates listed below, street parking is prohibited between 2 and 6 a.m. on any city street in Claremont without obtaining an exemption in advance from the city.
However, on December 25 and 26, and on January 1 and 2 residents and guests can park on the street overnight without an exemption. Police will not ticket vehicles parked on city streets between 2 and 6 a.m., but only for these four nights.
Those who need to request an overnight parking permit for any other night can call (909) 399-5411 or visit For full details on overnight parking, visit the link provided.


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