• Emergency Info From the City of South Pasadena


    SOUTHPASADENA, CA – Information on Emergency Service Efforts

    The Cityof South Pasadena Department of Public Works is working on clearing andcleaning damaged trees on the public right-of-way. Residents are urged to report any issues with City Trees tothe Public Works Department at (626)403-7240. Some areas of the City are still experiencing power outagesdue to downed lines. If you see adowned power line or experience a power outage please call the SouthernCalifornia Edison Outage Hotline at (800) 611-1911.

    The SeniorCenter, at 1102 Oxley Street, will serve as a shelter during normal businesshours Monday through Friday for those who are without power or heat. Although animals will not be permittedat the Senior Center, shelter can be arranged through the Pasadena HumaneSociety at (626) 792-7151.

    The SouthPasadena Public Library is observing its regular hours. The community iswelcome to stop by to keep warm, to study, to charge cell phones and laptops,use PCs and of course, to relax and read books, magazines, and newspapers.For more information call (626) 403-7330.

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    A power line is down. What do I do and whom should I call?

    Do not touch any downed lines,even if you don’t see sparks. Call the Southern California Edison at(800)611-1911. If you do see sparks, it is a live wire and is very dangerous. Call 9-1-1.

    My power is still out. When will it be back on?

    Crews are working diligently torestore power to all customers. You can get updates by visiting theSouthern California Edison website: http://www.sce.com/PowerOutageCenter/poweroutagecenter.htm

    or call(800) 611-1911.

    Shelter for pets duringoutage.

    Contact the Pasadena HumaneSociety at (626) 792-7151.

    I have a downed tree. What do I do?

    If it’s a City of South Pasadena tree, call the city at (626) 403-7240. If a tree has fallenon your private property you may contract a licensed tree trimming company toremove and cut any damaged tree. Please call the Public Works department to notify them of how many treesthat are being removed and what type of trees were damaged.If ithas damaged any property, contact your insurance company.

    Do I need apermit to trim or remove a tree?

    No, due to the emergency situation, theCity will waive permit fees. However,you will still need to notify the City Public Works Department so that you arenot fined or prosecuted at a later date.

    Public Works Department can be reached at (626)403-7240. If it is after hours, contact the South Pasadena Police Departmentnon emergency number at (626) 403-7297.

    My fence blew down. What do I do?

    Contact your neighbor and yourinsurance company.

    My phone line is down. What do I do?

    Don’t touch it. Contactyour phone company.

    My cable line is down. What do I do?

    Contact your cableprovider.

    My cable or satellite TV isnot working. What do I do?

    Contact your cable or satelliteTV provider.All City trees aretrimmed on a multi-year tree trimming schedule. Depending on the species oftree, there are differing cycles on how often the tree gets trimmed. less

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    A permit is needed to trim or remove a tree if it is over12” in diameter, or 4” in diameter if it is a protected native species.less

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    What can I do with all of the greenwaste or large branches?

    The City’scontract trash company is Athens Services which takes regular household refusecollection once per week from your back yard. Athens Services’ customer service can be reached at (888)336-6100. Property owners can cutbranches into small bundles and tie them with string and place them next totheir trash bins. Also, Athenswill continue its regularly scheduled weekly pick-up of up to eight (8) bins oftrash or green waste per property.

    What can I do if I have large amounts ofgreen waste or large branches that cannot fit in my trash bins?

    Binsmust be provided by Athens Services,The City’s contract trash company. You may also consider hiring privatetree contractors. The City is prohibited from recommending particular companies, but we dohave a list of companies who regularly do work in the City. Contact (626) 403-7243. Property ownerswho wish to rent a large trash bin need a street use permit from the Public WorksDepartment at (626) 403-7240, the City is currently waiving the cost of thepermit for South Pasadena Residents.The City isprohibited from recommending particular companies, but we do have a list ofcompanies who regularly do work … more

    Whereis the closest landfill that I can take my yard waste?

    Theclosest landfill is Scholl Canyon Landfill: 7721 North Figueroa Street

    LosAngeles, CA 90041-1719
    (323)245-9865

    Wherecan I dispose of perishable items from my refrigerator?

    We advisethat you bag items properly and dispose of the in a covered bin. Athens will resume their regularpick-up service.

    For foodloss claims: http://www.sce.com/CustomerService/request/claims/claims-information.htm

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    or call(800) 611-1911.

    Shelter for pets during
    outage.

    Contact the Pasadena Humane
    Society at (626) 792-7151.

    I have a downed tree.
    What do I do?

    If it’s a City of South Pasadena tree, call the city at (626) 403-7240.
    If a tree has fallen
    on your private property you may contract a licensed tree trimming company to
    remove and cut any damaged tree.
    Please call the Public Works department to notify them of how many trees
    that are being removed and what type of trees were damaged.If it
    has damaged any property, contact your insurance company.

    Do I need a
    permit to trim or remove a tree?

    No, due to the emergency situation, the
    City will waive permit fees. However,
    you will still need to notify the City Public Works Department so that you are
    not fined or prosecuted at a later date.

    Public Works Department can be reached at (626)
    403-7240. If it is after hours, contact the South Pasadena Police Department
    non emergency number at (626) 403-7297.

    My fence blew down.
    What do I do?

    Contact your neighbor and your
    insurance company.

    My phone line is down.
    What do I do?

    Don’t touch it. Contact
    your phone company.

    My cable line is down.
    What do I do?

    Contact your cable
    provider.

    My cable or satellite TV is
    not working. What do I do?

    Contact your cable or satellite
    TV provider.All City trees are
    trimmed on a multi-year tree trimming schedule. Depending on the species of
    tree, there are differing cycles on how often the tree gets trimmed. less

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    Bottom of Form

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    A permit is needed to trim or remove a tree if it is over
    12” in diameter, or 4” in diameter if it is a protected native species.less

    Top of Form

    Was this answer helpful?

    Bottom of Form

    What can I do with all of the green
    waste or large branches?

    The City’s
    contract trash company is Athens Services which takes regular household refuse
    collection once per week from your back yard. Athens Services’ customer service can be reached at (888)
    336-6100. Property owners can cut
    branches into small bundles and tie them with string and place them next to
    their trash bins. Also, Athens
    will continue its regularly scheduled weekly pick-up of up to eight (8) bins of
    trash or green waste per property.

    What can I do if I have large amounts of
    green waste or large branches that cannot fit in my trash bins?

    Bins
    must be provided by Athens Services,The City’s contract trash company. You may also consider hiring private
    tree contractors. The City is prohibited from recommending particular companies, but we do
    have a list of companies who regularly do work in the City. Contact (626) 403-7243. Property owners
    who wish to rent a large trash bin need a street use permit from the Public Works
    Department at (626) 403-7240, the City is currently waiving the cost of the
    permit for South Pasadena Residents.The City is
    prohibited from recommending particular companies, but we do have a list of
    companies who regularly do work … more

    Where
    is the closest landfill that I can take my yard waste?

    The
    closest landfill is Scholl Canyon Landfill: 7721 North Figueroa Street

    Los
    Angeles, CA 90041-1719

    (323)
    245-9865

    Where
    can I dispose of perishable items from my refrigerator?

    We advise
    that you bag items properly and dispose of the in a covered bin. Athens will resume their regular
    pick-up service.

    For food
    loss claims: http://www.sce.com/CustomerService/request/claims/claims-information.htm

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