Northeast Community Newsletter:
Friday, December 16th, 2011
Update on Wind Storm
Tree Debris and Cleanup
Thanks to the continuing hard work of thousands of Los Angeles City workers from DWP, Bureau of Street Services, and Bureau of Sanitation and many volunteers, most of the damage and debris from the recent historic wind storm has been repaired and cleaned up.
However, there are still areas with remaining debris from fallen trees, tree limbs, and palm fronds that have yet to be cleaned up. To complete the cleanup, Councilmember Huizar and CD 14 staff have mobilized additional crews of BSS and Sanitation workers and have arranged to have large bins for residents to place debris installed at three Northeast locations (listed below).
For any additional debris, Los Angeles city officials urge residents to bag or bundle any fallen palm fronds, tree branches, or other debris, place them next to the city’s residential green waste bin, and call the Bureau of Sanitation at 1-800-773-2489 to request pick up.
While disposal of debris from trees that fell from private property into the street and were cut up and left curbside by City workers are the private property owner’s responsibility, the debris can be placed in any of the three large bins that have been installed locally for debris disposal. (SEE BELOW).
Finally, as announced before, though Los Angeles has been able to restore power and repair damage from the wind storm more quickly than our neighboring cities, Councilmember Huizar introduced a motion in City Council last week asking for a report from our departments on how service restoration was prioritized and best practices learned to assist in future emergencies, including ways to improve communication to customers without power.
Bins available for residents to place debris:
1) Eagle Rock City Hall, 2035 Colorado Blvd. (@ Colorado Blvd.)
2) Mt. Washington Elem. School, 3981 San Rafael Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90065
3) Fresh and Easy, 4211 Eagle Rock Blvd, Glassell Park, CA 90065, (323) 255-1113
GLAD Electronic Waste Recycling Event
Wednesday, January 4th
9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
2222 Laverna Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90041
GLAD, the Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness, is hosting a free electronic waste collection and recycling event. Unwanted electronic items are toxic to the environment if improperly disposed, and this event offers you an opportunity to safely recycle them instead and also give back to your community by supporting the vital services that GLAD provides to deaf and hard-of-hearing people in Southern California.
Items that are accepted include the following: monitors, TVs, LCD monitors, mice & keyboards, cables & cords, computers, printers, shredders, and fax machines. Household and kitchen appliances and fluorescent bulbs are NOT accepted. Full data security and data destruction services are provided.