In observance of the upcoming Christmas and New Year holiday on Tuesday, December 25, and Tuesday January 1, 2013 EDCO will not be performing any residential collection services.
As a result, there will be a one-day delay during the week begining on Wednesday, December 26 and Wednesday. January 2 for residential waste and recycling collection service for customers in La Mirada.
Waste and recycling collection services for commercial businesses will experience a one day-delay as well.
Street Sweeping will be skipped on Tuesday. December 25 and January 1, 2013, but will resume with the normal schedule on Wednesday. Residents are encouraged to place their bins on the parkway and observe the no parking restrictions to allow the sweeper to operate.
Recycle Your Christmas Tree
According to the National Christmas Tree Association, between 25 and 30 million “freshcut” Christmas trees are sold in the United States every year. Christmas tree recycling helps return a renewable resource back to the environment. These recycled trees usually end up as valuable compost, mulch or wood chips. After the holidays, you can recycle your Christmas tree as well as wreaths, garlands and cut flowers. Simply place botanical decorations at the curb or in your green-waste container on your collection day between December 26, 2012 - January 11, 2013. Please follow these guidelines when setting out your Christmas tree for collection:
• Remove the lights, ornaments, tinsel and tree stand.
• Cut trees in half and trim off branches if taller than 4 feet.
• Place tree at the curb for pick up on your collection day.
A drop-off site will also be available at the following location:
• Community Gymnasium parking lot, located at 15105 Alicante Road. Drop-off location is for CHRISTMAS TREES ONLY. Christmas trees do not need to be cut down for recycling at drop-off location.
In observance of the upcoming Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 28, EDCO will not be performing any residential collection services.
As a result, there will be a one-day delay during the week of May 28 for residential waste and recycling collection service for customers in La Mirada.
Waste and recycling collection services for commercial businesses will experience a one day-delay through Wednesday, May 30.
Street Sweeping will be skipped on Monday, May 28th, but will resume with the normal schedule on Tuesday. Residents are encouraged to place their bins on the parkway and observe the no parking restrictions to allow the sweeper to operate.
FREE PAPER SHREDDING, E-WASTE COLLECTION & MULCH DISTRIBUTION EVENT FOR LA MIRADA RESIDENTS
EDCO and the City of La Mirada will be sponsoring a FREE Paper Shredding, E-Waste
Collection and Mulch Distribution event on Saturday, May 12, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 12
p.m., at the La Mirada Gymnasium parking lot located at 15105 Alicante Road. This free
event gives La Mirada residents an opportunity to safely dispose of personal documents
and electronic waste.
Residents may bring up to three bankers boxes (10”x12”x15”) per household and have them shredded on site. Unwanted electronics will also be collected including TVs, computer monitors, printers, fax machines, VCRs, DVD players, and answering machines. Please no household hazardous waste (HHW) material will be accepted.
Also available will be free mulch for La Mirada residents (while supplies last). This is a
self-loading service, so please bring your own cans/bags and shovel. Limit of 3 cans/bags per vehicle. If you plan to haul your mulch in an open truck or trailer, please remember to bring a tarp to cover your material.
This FREE event is open to La Mirada residents only. For more information, please call
La Mirada to Host County Household Hazardous Waste Roundup
La Mirada residents can dispose of Hazardous Material this weekend at the County's Household Hazardous Waste Roundup. The Roundup will take palce on Saturday May 12, 2012 and will be located in the Tennis Court parking lots at Reginal Park off of Adelfa. The event will be open between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program (HHW) gives Los Angeles County Residents a legal and cost-free way to dispose of unwanted household chemicals that cannot be disposed of in the regular trash. For more information, including a list of items you may dispose of, please visit the County's Website.
Alondra Blvd and Valley View Enhancement Project Begins
Work has begun on the Alondra Blvd. and Valley View Avenue enhancements. The project includes the extension of the westbound Alondra Blvd left-turn lane, new center medians, landscape improvements, new City of La Mirada entry monument sign, removal of existing asphalt intersection pavement and replacement with concrete pavement, and the installation of ADA Handicap Curb Access Ramps. The project is being completed using federal funds. Motorists should expect delays and find alternate travel routes. Construction is expected to be complete by May 2011.
Holiday Refuse and Street Sweeping Schedule
Due to Christmas and New Year's Day falling on a Saturday, there will not be a disruption of refuse and recycling pick-up services. Street sweeping, however, will be skipped on Friday December 24th and December 31st and parking restrictions for street sweeping will not be enforced.
ATHLETIC FIELDS CLOSED
Due to the inclement weather, all Athletic Fields will remained closed through Sunday, December 26th.
Thanksgiving Refuse and Street Sweeping Schedule
Residents are reminded that refuse pick-up will be delayed one day due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Thursday pick-up will be moved to Friday, and Friday pick-up will be moved to Saturday. Street sweeping will be skipped on Thursday and Friday and parking restrictions for street sweeping will not be enforced. Normal refuse and street sweeping schedules will resume on Monday, November 29th.
Residential Wood-Burning Curtailment Advisories to Begin
In 2008 the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) adopted Rule 445 - Wood Burning Devices - that addresses wood smoke emissions from residential fireplaces. Rule 445 establishes a mandatory wood-burning curtailment program during winter months starting November 1, 2011 when fine particulate matter pollution is forecast to be high. In preparation for the program, a voluntary residential wood-burning curtailment advisory for the upcoming 2010 winter season will be implemented to educate and familiarize the public about the program prior to it becoming mandatory. Less than 20 advisories are expected between November and February. More information will be available soon, including a sign-up to receive notifications. For more information now, please contact Michael Laybourn at (909) 396-3066.
Suburban Water is currently experiencing an issue with their customer service phone number. Residents may contact Suburban Water at (626) 543-2640 in the interim.
Improvements on Biola between Stage Road and Rosecrans continue this week. The addition of curb access ramps and the removal and replacement of damaged sidewalks were completed last week. Biola Ave received a new surface today between Stage and Rosecrans Ave. Resurfacing will be complete today and the entire project should be finished next week.
City contractors resurfaced Rosecrans Ave over the weekend, in addition to curb and gutter removal and curb access ramps. Work will continue on Rosecrans for the remainder of the week.
Street enhancements on Rosecrans between Santa Gertrudes and Beach Blvd began last week. This project includes a complete resurfacing of Rosecrans Avenue, installation of curb access ramps, and replacement of damaged curb and gutters. The project is scheduled for completion in September 2010. Foster Road at Valley View was re-opened last week after reconstruction of the street, curb and gutter, and enhanced storm drain capacity. A base was installed on the road to improve the durability of the road and allow traffic to resume. The final top layer will be added as the project nears completion.
Infrastructure improvements continue in the Foster Park area with the addition of increased storm drain capacity. The City's contractors are installing the storm drains on Parise Drive, north of Foster Road. The improvements to the storm drain system will assist in alleviating flooding issues during inclement weather. For more info please call the Public Works Department at 562-902-2385.
8/9/2010The City's contractor placed the finishing touches on Stage Road and it is now open for use. In addition to a new surface, curb and gutters were replaced and new handicap access was added.
8/5/2010The Foster Park enhancement project continues with work off of Foster Road. Foster Road is currently closed to through traffic, but residents may access their homes via Adoree or Foster west of Parise.
LA MIRADA MOVES FORWARD WITH CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS
The City of La Mirada is moving forward with major capital improvement projects, which will improve the quality of streets, enhance traffic flow, and provide easier pedestrian access in various areas of La Mirada. The recently adopted budget allocates $17,491,910 to maintain the City's infrastructure. Of this total, $262,910 is provided by the City's General Fund. The remaining funds are provided by the Redevelopment Agency and various federal, state, and county grants.
Below is a list of projects scheduled for the 2010-11 fiscal year:
Stage Road Resurfacing
Funded by the federal stimulus (ARRA), Stage Road will be completely resurfaced from Alondra Boulevard to the Orange County border. The project also includes the addition of curb access ramps and the replacement of damaged curb and gutters. Work on the project began in June and will be completed by August 2010.
New Traffic Signal
A new traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of Artesia Boulevard and Industry Circle near the Living Spaces Furniture. The project will improve traffic flow and enhance safety at the intersection. The project will begin in September 2010 and be completed by March 2011.
Valley View Avenue/Alondra Boulevard Intersection Improvements
Alondra Boulevard east of Valley View will be resurfaced. In addition, the left turn pocket will be extended to increase traffic flow. The project will begin in December 2010 and be completed by April 2011. The project is being completed using federal funds in advance of the I-5 expansion.
Rosecrans Avenue Resurfacing
Rosecrans Avenue from Santa Gertrudes Avenue to the east City limit will receive roadway improvements beginning in mid-July. All American Asphalt submitted the lowest bid and will be completing the work. This project includes a complete resurfacing of Rosecrans Avenue, installation of curb access ramps, and replacement of damaged curb and gutters. The project will begin in July and be completed by September 2010.
Biola Avenue Resurfacing
Biola Avenue from Stage Road to Rosecrans Avenue will receive a two-inch rubberized asphalt overlay. This project will be completed using federal stimulus (ARRA) and Proposition 1B state funds. The improvements are scheduled to begin in August and will take about 45 days to complete.
Foster Park Improvement (Phase 1)
Infrastructure improvements are continuing in the neighborhood located west of Valley View Avenue near Foster Road. The $2.2 million project, which includes drainage enhancements, newly constructed streets, and concrete improvements to repair curb and gutters, sidewalks, and curb access ramps will be completed by November 2010. The project is being funded through Redevelopment Agency funds and Community Development Block Grant funds exchanged with other Southern California cities.
Phase 2 of the Foster Park Improvements is scheduled to begin in April 2011.
Valley View Avenue Grade Separation
The Valley View Avenue Grade Separation is a joint project between the Cities of La Mirada and Santa Fe Springs, Caltrans, and BNSF Railway. The project will lower Valley View Avenue below the rail to improve vehicular traffic flow. After the project is completed, vehicles will no longer have to stop for passing trains. The project is also expected to enhance motorist and pedestrian safety, reduce train horns, and lower emissions from idling vehicles. Right of way and utility work is currently underway, and construction is scheduled to begin in early 2011.
For more information, please contact the City of La Mirada Public Works Department at (562) 902-2372.