The City Green


Trade In Your Old Lawn Mowers for New Environment-Friendly Models

Pasadena-area residents will be able to trade in their used gas-powered lawn mowers in exchange of getting environmentally friendly, cordless battery-electric models with up to 75 percent discount. The South Coast Air Quality Management District will open the registration for its 12th Lawn Mower Exchange Program on Wednesday, April 16. About 4,000 new lawn mowers ...


Public Works Says Trash Will Be Picked Up Veteran’s Day

Public Works has announced that trash, recycling and yard waste pickups will be on a normal schedule next week despite the Monday, Nov. 11 Veteran’s Day holiday — with the one exception being that the bulky item pickup won’t occur on Monday. The department has also announced that regular trash and recycling collection will be unavailable ...


Free Mulch Available Throughout 2014 to Pasadena Residents

The City’s 2014 Mulch Give-Away Program provides free, fresh garden mulch to Pasadena residents throughout the year. The mulch is delivered by the Department of Public Works, tinyurl.com/pzyz374, to Victory Park, 2575 Paloma St., southeast corner of the parking lot. Mulch is available at the park while supplies last, 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., beginning ...


State to Trade Gardeners’ Old Leaf Blowers for New Models

Professional Gardeners and landscapers will be able to trade their old backpack leaf blowers for a new model with South Coast Air Quality Management District’s leaf blower exchange program at Lawnmower Corner on Thursday, December 19. Old but operational backpack leaf blower can be exchanged for a new STIHL BR 500 leaf blower, which is a powerful ...


Sierra Madre Not Responsible for Robo-Phone Calls

Residents have reported receiving a “robo-call” from a group identifying itself as, “Water for You”, no other identification or return number is provided for this group. A number of residents have reported the calls as “threatening” and the City felt it was important to clarify that the City is not responsible for the calls. The ...


Pasadena Has Two New Paint Recycling Collection Sites

Two new PaintCare drop-off locations have been established in Pasadena . The California PaintCare program, which started in October 2012, provides locations for people to take unwanted, leftover paint to be recycled. Here are the collection sites for Pasadena : New: Orchard Supply Hardware 3425 E Colorado Blvd Pasadena New: Orchard Supply Hardware 452 Fair ...


Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (PSHB) Detected in Sierra Madre

City staff has been alerted to a number of new tree wounds in public trees in the downtown and Canyon areas. Investigations and consultations with local arborists have concluded that the Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (PSHB) has very likely found a host in the trees on the eastern side of Mary’s Market Parking Lot, and ...


Flood Control District to Build 5-Mile Pipeline Across Pasadena

The state has granted the Los Angeles County Flood Control District $28 million for the construction of a five-mile pipeline that will connect Devil’s Gate Dam in northwest Pasadena and Eaton Canyon Wash in east Pasadena. Under the plan, stress on Devil’s Fate Dam will be reduced as water is transferred to Eaton Canyon Wash, ...


Metro Says 710 Study Team is Active in Pasadena

According to Frederick C. Dock, Director of Transportation for the City of Pasadena, Metro’s SR 710 North Study team has informed Pasadena that members of the study team will be conducting noise measurements at the following schools: Sequoyah School, Waverly School and New Horizon School. Additionally, on Wednesday, September 25th, Biologist began field work at ...


Getting Around Clean and Green

Bicycles have been resurging these past few years, fueled by interest in personal fitness and concern for the environment. Serious cyclists go for the popular road, mountain or fixie bikes, but for those who are looking for economical transportation and an alternative to driving, Brio Electric Bikes in Monrovia may be worth a visit. “The ...


Waste Less Living Celebrates Opening of Walnut: A Local Based Eco-Boutique

Waste Less Living, a Pasadena-based company specializing in zero-waste planning, food scraps recovery and composting services, recently celebrated the grand opening of a local vendor supported Eco-Boutique called Walnut located at 2104 East Walnut Street. Mayor Bill Bogaard, Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Paul Little and over 75 community members participated in the ribbon-cutting ...


City of South Pasadena Wins “Bike to Work Day” Challenge

South Pasadena City Council, in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), challenged the elected officials of the San Gabriel Valley Cities and the City of Los Angeles in securing the largest number of pledges for “Bike to Work Day” on Thursday May 16, 2013, as part of the official “Bike Week ...


Volunteers to Construct New Rain Garden Saturday, June 8

Local volunteers will build the City’s newest public rain garden from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturday, June 8 at 200 E. Washington Blvd., in Northwest Pasadena. The all-day event will feature a hands-on “Rain Garden Workshop” where volunteers will learn how to create a beautiful, drought-resistant oasis in their own backyards while prepping and ...


Riding the Green Wave: Local Kids Showcase that Composting is for Everyone

High Point Academy is striving to be a model ‘green’ school. From composting and food scrap recovery to LED lighting and reduced paper use, High Point students are living the culture of environmental stewardship. In partnership with Waste Less Living, High Point Academy students showcased how local governments can comply with the Mandatory Commercial Recycling ...