What can I do to help out in the Lemon Grove community?
The easiest way to contribute is by taking care of your own property and by picking up three pieces of trash a day as you are out and about in the community regardless of where you are. A friendly demeanor and being neighborly will encourage others to do the same. The City and local non-profits are always looking for volunteers and we’d love to hear your ideas for improving our community as well.
What should I do to do add value to my home?Studies show, that based on cost, wood decks and patio covers, a fresh coat of paint, reducing clutter, and renovated landscape are the easiest and cheapest ways to add to the property value to your home and business.
Will I need to do a public street dedication or public street improvements as a part my building or planning permit application?Possibly, in accordance with Chapter 12.10, Building Permits valued over $15,000 may require public street dedication towards the ultimate right-of-way width in accordance with the General Plan Roadway Circulation Plan Figure M-1. Residential Collectors require a 56 foot public right-of-way width. Building Permits valued over $25,000 may require full street improvements along the street frontage. Additionally, as a part of any subdivision, planned development, or minor or conditional use permit, public street dedication and improvements may be required.
Recycling reduces waste, keeps our environment clean, extends the life of our landfills, and keeps waste disposal costs down. Recycle mixed paper, cardboard, plastic (#1 - #7), glass, aluminum and steel cans, etc. through your EDCO Disposal residential or commercial waste / recycling service.
Free Drop-off Recycling
It is illegal to dispose of hazardous waste in the trash. Hazardous products are poisonous to people and pets and pollute the environment. Lemon Grove offers the following free recycling opportunities:
- Batteries – Free drop-off at EDCO, 6700 Federal Boulevard
- Electronics – Free drop-off for residents and businesses at EDCO, 6700 Federal Boulevard
- Household Hazardous Waste – Free residential drop-off by appointment
- Other Items – I Love A Clean San Diego database
- Sharps – Free drop-off for residents at EDCO, 6700 Federal Boulevard
- Universal Waste (U-Waste) – Free residential drop-off by appointment
- Used Motor Oil – Recycle used oil & filters at local oil recycling centers
Free Homebound ServicesLemon Grove offers a free Home Pickup Program, for the above hazardous waste categories.
Assembly Bill 341California New Commercial and Multifamily Mandate see http://www.edcodisposal.com/
Construction & Demolition Debris (C&D) Recycling
The City’s C&D ordinance has a minimum 75% recycling rate for C&D debris and 100% recycling rate for land clearing debris. See link in left-hand column. See SANCO Resource Recovery for more information.
More InformationCalRecycle offers many free publications to help you reduce, reuse, and recycle.