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Election Yard Signs are Not Recyclable

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Now that Election Day has passed, you may be wondering where to dispose of any yard signs you may have.  The corrugated plastic signs are unfortunately NOT recyclable so please put them in your trash/landfill carts. The H-wire stands can easily be reused, and we're sure some out there will have creative reuse projects for the signs as well.  Thanks in advance for helping keep contamination of our recycling stream to a minimum!

2018 Winter Clean Up

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Annual Winter Clean Up Nov. 17 and 18

The Annual Winter Clean-Up is scheduled for the weekend of November 17 & 18.  This is the time to clear your property of fallen leaves and branches which could find their way into one of the City’s storm drains and cause flooding during the rainy season.

Dumpsters will be placed throughout town for residents to dispose of their yard waste.  

Please place your yard trimmings and branches (less than 4 inches in diameter and NOT within plastic garbage bags) into the nearest-located dumpster.  Click here for a map of the dumpster locations to help residents locate them easily.  

If you need assistance, we will have limited staff available to transport your yard waste to one of the dumpsters.  For assistance, please call (415) 508-2147 during the following times:

Saturday, November 17:  10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sunday, November 18:  9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Please remember that this 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.  

As a reminder, do not attempt to trim tree branches that are touching or near PG&E power lines.  Call PG&E if you have any questions or concerns at (800) 743-5000.  If you have other questions regarding tree removal in general, see the Tree Removal Permit page on our website or call (415) 508-2120.  

Thank you in advance for your willingness and cooperation in this City-wide effort.  If we all pitch in to clean up our properties from yard trimmings and fallen leaves, we can prevent future problems from occurring in our storm drains.

November 2018 STAR Newsletter

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Click here or the below cover image to read the November 2018 STAR Newsletter.

cover of the November STAR newsletter

Text to 9-1-1

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You can now text to 9-1-1 in an emergency.  While we always want you to call 9-1-1, in those instances when you’re unable to call, you can send a text to the 9-1-1 center.  This new service allows people who are unable to speak to reach 9-1-1 and request emergency services.  This might include those who are deaf or hard of hearing, unable to speak, or in a situation where it’s unsafe to speak.  To text to 911, enter the numbers “911” in the “To” or “Recipient” field.  The text should be short, include the location of the emergency, and ask for police, fire or ambulance.  Answer questions and follow instructions from the 9-1-1 call-taker.  The location information accompanying a Text-to-9-1-1 call is not equal to wireless voice call location technology.

                Text 911 graphic

Put Your Mark on the New Brisbane Library's Donor Wall

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The official donor form was recently released and made its debut at the October 18, 2018 City Council Meeting.  Friends of the Brisbane Library (FOBL) Co-President Wendy Towle walked the City Council through the various donor levels and also talked about how FOBL is currently doing a call for artwork for the donor wall (deadline for artwork submissions is January 6, 2019).  See below for more information, both images can be clicked to enlarge.  Reserve your spot on the donor wall today and drop off your form to the Library, or you can donate online here (you will still need to fill out a form so FOBL can receive your desired inscription). If you have questions about either of these items, please contact FOBL at wall@fobl.info.