Community Services is composed of Administration, Motor Fleet, Sanitation, Maintenance/Landscape, and Cemetery divisions. It oversees Claremont's parks, maintenance operations, Oak Park Cemetery, and refuse/recycle collection services.
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The Claremont Hills Wilderness Park opened in 1996 with 1,440 acres. The 2008 incorporation of Johnson's Pasture increased the park to 1,620 acres. The park was dedicated as a City Nature Park in 1997. Park boundaries include Marshall Canyon to the West, Angeles National Forest to the North, and San Bernardino County line to the East. Park elevation varies from 1,800 to 3,000 feet.
Since 1897, Oak Park Cemetery has provided a serene and beautiful resting place for residents of Pomona Valley. Oak Park offers a quaint and peaceful environment rarely found among modern cemeteries, featuring tended lawns and mature oak and sycamore groves.
Street sweeping helps remove debris from the gutter and roadsides that would otherwise go into storm drains, causing water pollution. This is just one of the many preventative measures that can help reduce water pollution.
A comprehensive dial-a-ride program is available to residents. It includes two general public services for travel within City limits, and a third service specifically for senior citizens and disabled individuals for travel outside City limits.
The City's Community Services Department provides trash collection and recycling services to all residents and businesses in Claremont.
The City has long been a leader in providing innovative solid waste disposal programs. Curbside recycling began here in 1983, years before most other cities even considered providing collection of recyclable materials.
The physical sewer collection infrastructure is owned by the City and consists of 2,966 miles of gravity sewer lines, associated private laterals, related sewer manholes and/or clean-outs. The sewage collected from the City’s sewer collection system is transported to a collection/interceptor main owned by the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, District 21. The City is solely responsible for the operation, control, and maintenance of the City’s sanitary sewer system.
Claremont is a community which recognizes its trees as one of the most valuable public resources. The preservation of our community forest is one of our citizens' highest priorities. It is for this reason that we have enjoyed a long-term partnership with our residents in caring for the City trees.