Since its incorporation in 1960, the unprecedented growth of San Dimas has transformed the City from an essentially rural area to a well-balanced community offering industrial, commercial, and residential living. In addition to the 1,700 acre Frank G. Bonelli Recreational Area which lies within the City boundaries, there are many parks such as San Dimas Canyon Park, a city-owned golf course (San Dimas Canyon Golf Club), and over 27 miles of equestrian trails for riding. The city services include an extensive recreational program for youth and for senior citizens, and the City boasts a new modern City Hall, with excellent provisions made for County Sheriff and Fire Departments, along with a fine Los Angeles County Library and Engineering Regional Office.
The City of San Dimas is committed to excellence in the planning of the community with due consideration for the physical and social environment. The City Council and all City employees are committed to well-maintained facilities and being responsive to the needs of residents by providing necessary programs.
The City recognizes that its function is to serve the San Dimas residents and businesses and to address their concerns in a cooperative and courteous manner. San Dimas acknowledges that the community has a character that is enhanced by the preservation of its history, historical buildings, and terrain. The City serves as a resource giving all people a sense of belonging to the City through programs, organizations, and activities.
The City of San Dimas has something for everyone. Our goal is to provide inclusive programs and services to foster health and wellness, lifelong learning, and community.
The City of San Dimas keeps you up to date on City projects and smart growth strategies that promote economic growth and sustainability to enhance San Dimas' unique cultural and historical character.
Senate Bill 1383 (SB 1383) and Assembly Bill 1826 (AB 1826) require all businesses that generate organic waste to subscribe to and/or participate in a program to recycle that waste. Organic waste includes food scraps, vegetable trimmings, plate scrapings, spoiled food, and landscaping waste.
How do businesses or property managers comply?
Recycle your organic material.
Self-haul organics to a permitted facility, such as a composting or anaerobic digestion facility. A record must be kept shown the amount of organic material delivered to each facility.
Provide organics and recycling service to employees, contractors, tenants, and customers.
Collection service must be arranged so that access to an adequate number, size, and location of carts is available.
For all outdoor and indoor carts, the cart bodies or lids shall have labels with graphic images to indicate primary materials accepted and prohibited, in addition to conforming to the following color scheme:
Trash - Gray/Black
Recycling - Blue*
Organics - Green
Annually provide educational information about the legal requirements to compost and recycle. Education must be provided on how to properly sort the three waste streams into correct carts as well. Please note, for new tenants, this information must be provided before or within 14 days of move-in.
Periodically inspect recycling and organics carts and inform employees if contamination is found.
*Blue carts will be phased in by Waste Management over time.
Commercial businesses or multi-family complexes that choose not to subscribe to Waste Management services for organics hauling must fill out a waiver request to self-haul. Quarterly third-party reporting of tonnages will be required. For more information, refer to the Wavier Request in the documents drop-down list below.
Within 14 days of first being on the premises and at least once a year, employees must be trained on recycling and sorting. City staff, CalRecycle, or a designee will routinely conduct inspection to assess compliance. Employees are required to allow for inspectors on-site to examine relevant locations and records. Click here to learn more about mandatory employee training.
Forms for Commercial Businesses View on-site compliance forms and inspection documents, here.
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