Claremont’s cleanup continues, here’s the laest

The city continues to focus on recovery and cleanup efforts following the windstorm on Friday, January 21, 2022. Today, city crews began removing branches and debris from sidewalks and streets while other crews continued to remove the last of the large trees blocking major streets. L.A. County Fire camp crews continued to cut up and remove fallen trees from neighborhoods, homes, and parks. Cut tree limbs are being stacked in areas until they can be hauled away. Sections of the historic Oak tree in Memorial Park will be saved for later reuse in public art.

The Community Services department continues to receive storm damage reports from residents and staff is prioritizing responses. As a reminder, damage to private property from private trees is the responsibility of the homeowner. In general, city trees are adjacent to the street within 10 to 15 feet of the curb. Tree branches that have taken down communication cables should be reported to the utility company. (Frontier or Spectrum

The city has made the following resources available to residents:
• The city has created an online wind storm information website with an online report for residents to request service.
• Extra green waste collection will continue next week (January 31 – February 4). Residents will have trash, recycling, and green waste pickups on their normal service day, and residents with excess green waste may refill all available containers (trash, recycling, green waste) with green waste for pick-up the following day.
• The large roll off dumpsters that were placed in parks for residents to dispose of wind storm debris will remain in the parks through next week.
• Overnight parking enforcement will be suspended through 6:00 a.m. on Monday, January 31 allowing residents impacted by the wind event to park on neighborhood streets overnight.

The city would like to thank the many community members that have stepped up to assist their neighbors and the city in the cleanup efforts. On the windstorm webpage, the city has included contact information for organizations that are offering assistance to community members with cleanup of their yards and homes.

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