Residential reminders: tree disposal, alfresco survey, heaters

Easy tree cleanup

The city’s holiday tree recycling program will begin January 2 and conclude January 12. Residents can place trees at the curb by 6 a.m. on a regular collection day. All ornaments, lights, tinsel, stands, etc. must be removed prior to pick up, and trees over 6-feet tall must be cut in half.

Flocked trees are not recyclable and should be cut up and placed in black containers.

For more information, call the community services department at (909) 399-5431.

Future of alfresco

In early 2022, the Claremont City Council extended the temporary outdoor dining program Claremont Al Fresco until February 28, 2023. The program was put in place during Covid-related indoor dining restrictions.

In January, city staff will attempt to “gather input a potential permanent outdoor dining parklet program,” via an online community survey that will be emailed to those on Claremont’s business license list. The survey will also be available at

Results will be presented at the February 14 City Council meeting. Although not confirmed, it is also likely the council will hold a vote to approve a permanent outdoor dining program during the meeting.

Questions may be emailed to, or call (909) 399-5454 for more info.


Outdoor heater use

As winter begins and cooler weather sets in, businesses are reminded to comply with Los Angeles County Fire Codes when using and storing portable outdoor gas heaters.

Los Angeles County Fire Code requires outdoor gas heaters not be used under or within 5 feet of a canopy or shade structure and must be placed at least 5 feet from a building. Heaters should also be disconnected from tanks when stored indoors or under shade structures. Lastly, liquid propane tanks may never be stored inside businesses.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department will conduct inspections over the next few weeks to ensure businesses are operating in compliance with the codes. For more info, call (909) 626-7351.


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