UPDATE: Friday, 11/20 - Thank you to all who participated in last weekend's Winter Clean Up. SSF Scavengers picked up 34 loads, equivalent to 13 tons of green waste!
The Annual Winter Clean Up is November 14 & 15. Please take advantage of the large dumpters provided by SSF Scavengers that will be placed throughout town for residents to dispose of their yard waste. Click here to view the locations of the dumpsters. Please place your yard trimmings and branches (less than 4" in diameter), and NOT within plastic bags, into the nearest-located dumpster. SSF Scavengers will be coming to empty the dumpsters throughout the weekend to prevent them from becoming over-filled. If you need assistance, the City will have limited staff available to transport your yard waste to one of the dumpsters.
Please call (415) 508-2146 during the following times only:
Remember, Winter Clean Up is for YARD WASTE ONLY (leaves, branches, grass). NO GARBAGE OR OTHER WASTE is to be disposed of in these dumpsters. Doing so will make the entire load unrecyclable. Thank you in advance for your willingness and cooperation in this City-wide effort!
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Did you know the City has an Adopt-A-Drain program, allowing residents to "adopt" the storms drain(s) nearest their homes and help keep it clear of leaves and debris. The rainfall we had earlier this week served as a good reminder that the storm drains need to be clear of trash and leaves. A clean storm drain prevents flooding, improves traffic flow, and maintains pedestrian access, especially for children, those with disabilities, and the elderly. If you are interested in "officially" adopting the storm drains nearest your home, please click here for more information. It would also be a fun activity to do with your kids while at the same time teaching them how we can each play a part in the safety and beauty of our city.
A storm drain before being cleared of fallen leaves and debris
What we hope all storm drains in town to look like, clear of leaves and debris.
Attendees at this morning's special Veterans' Remembrance Event at the flagpole outside City Hall were greeted with sunshine and warmth as we honored all those who served our country in the armed forces. We were especially honored to have with us in attendance Charles "Chuck" Blunt (age 93) and wife Helen, as well as Roy Peters (age 98). Both men served in WWII and have stories and were full of stories, laughter and advice! Councilmember Conway led attendees through a remembrance ceremony, which included the raising of the flag. See more photos of today's special event here.
Roy Peters, Chuck Blunt and Councilmember Conway
Would you like to be involved in a task force for sea level rise? San Mateo County is searching for community members to help plan and conduct outreach efforts to raise public awareness on sea level rise. The Community Task Force will meet on a regular basis (either monthly or every other month, as needed). The Community Task Force will advise the Project Management Team on outreach efforts, such as recommending groups to connect with, events to attend, and methods that would resonate with the local community. Specifically, the Task Force will provide guidance on public engagement and the planning of two public workshops. For more information, contact TJ Carter at email@example.com.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis after the deadline. The application can be found here: www.seachangesmc.com, then click on the "Get Involved" tab.
The following video was filmed at this past Day in the Park Festival, and contains interviews of community members speaking to environmental concerns and personal sustainability efforts. The idea to make this film came from the Open Space and Ecology Committee to increase community awareness, and community engagement on sustainability and global warming related issues. Enjoy!
Come to the next Open Space & Ecology Committee meeting on Tuesday, November 10th and watch the short, “Sustainability through the Eyes of the Brisbane Community”, made at this past Day in the Park Community Festival. You will see interviews of community members about their sustainability efforts and environmental concerns.
The short will be shown at the Open Space and Ecology Committee meeting on November 10, in the Community Meeting room at City Hall. The short will start at 8pm, and is approximately 8 minutes long.
Following the short, there will be a brief presentation on highlights of the Climate Action Plan. The Climate Action Plan will guide Brisbane in reducing Greenhouse gas emissions, and comply with California’s goals for Greenhouse gas reductions.
Popcorn and Sparkling cider will be served! Bring your friends and family!
Composting, also known as food scraps pick up, began in residential Central Brisbane in January. Just today, City Hall began composting paper towels in the restrooms and food scraps in the kitchen!
Speaking of composting, interested in learning more about it? Reduce, reuse, recycle and rot...here's your chance to learn about composting, green building, water conservation, and more!
The County's RecycleWorks Program is offering no-cost courses relating to sustainability and other resource conservation topics to residents, employees, and business owners in San Mateo County. These courses are hands-on, instructed by local sustainability experts, and provide participants with skills and knowledge to conserve resources at home, at work, and offer participants access to cutting-edge sustainability information and best practices.
Their first RVA program offering is a Resource Conservation 101 webinar, which is scheduled for Wednesday, November 18th, 5:30-7:30pm. Please see the event flyer for more information.
You can find more information about the RVA Program and all its 2015-2016 offerings on our website: http://www.recycleworks.org/sustainability/rva.html
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Eun-Soo Lim in the County's Office of Sustainability Office at (650) 599-1498 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
At approximately 12:30pm today a resident called the Public Works Dept. to report oil in the roadway at Humboldt & Kings. Crews were on-site immediately to close the road to vehicles. Public Works then cleaned up the oil over the course of the next 2-3 hours, with assistance from a South San Francisco street sweeper to remove all the oil-absorbing material. Caution signs will be up throughout the weekend to alert driving to drive carefully through Kings & Humboldt intersection. Thank you for your cooperation!
PG&E is continuing with the work on sections of their underground natural gas pipeline. This time, they will be working on Bayshore, south of San Bruno Ave. They're expecting the work to start on Monday, November 9th and go through the end of December. If you live in the area, you most likely received this letter from PG&E and will be receiving a recorded call over the weekend informing you about this work.
To minimize traffic impacts, crews will work Sunday through Thursday in the evening and early morning hours between 7pm until 5am. PG&E will clearly mark all work areas, and traffic flaggers will help to direct traffic. If you can, please avoid taking the Cow Palace/Bayshore Blvd. exit from northbound 101 after 7pm and instead exit Sierra Point Parkway.
For any questions or concerns about this project, we encourage you to contact local PG&E representative Francisco Ybarra at 650-730-7057 or send an email to email@example.com. To learn more about PG&E’s projects, visit pge.com/seeourprogress.