The Public Works Department is responsible for maintenance and improvements for the City's entire infrastructure. This includes:
- Storm drains
- Sewage collection system
- Traffic signals
- Median island
The department also manages the solid waste and recycling programs as well as the City's storm water program.
Public Works is committed to providing efficient and cost-effective services involving the engineering, maintenance, and operation of public facilities and equipment. The City Engineer provides the following:
- Capital project management (design, construction, contracting and inspecting)
- Transportation engineering
- The engineering portion of development services
- Freeway liaison with CALTRANS, RCTC, and WRCOG
- Liaison with County flood control district
- Street reconstruction
- Sidewalk repair, replacement or installation
Street Sweeping Services
CR&R provides the City's street sweeping services. For information including haul route and schedule, please visit the CR&R website.
AB 2048 Solid Waste Franchise Agreement
Requires a jurisdiction or a public agency to post on its internet website all current franchise agreements between contract solid waste and recycling haulers. The City of Calimesa contracts with CR&R, Incorporated for solid waste services. The current franchise agreement is available at the following link:
SB 1383 - Organics Recycling Collections
Starting January 1, 2022 Organics Waste Collection Services will be mandatory throughout the State of California for information.
- New SB 1383 Laws - English (PDF)
- New SB 1383 Laws - Spanish (PDF)
- Business Recycling Guidelines - English (PDF)
- Business Recycling Guidelines - Spanish (PDF)
SB1383 requires the City to post contact information for food recovery organizations on the City's website so that commercial edible food generators can identify which organizations could potentially accept thier food. The following lists those organizations:
AB 341 Mandatory Commercial Recycling
Beginning July 1, 2012, Assembly Bill 341 (AB341) requires all businesses in California that generate 4 or more cubic yards of waste per week to recycle. Information about this requirement is available at the CalRecycle website.
AB 1826 Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling
Beginning January 1, 2019, Assembly Bill 1826 (AB 1826) requires all businesses that generate 4 cubic yards or more of commercial solid waster per week
In 2019, both AB 341 and AB 1826 were amended through AB 827. AB 827 is intended to educate and involve consumers in achieving the state's recycling goals by requiring businesses subject to MCR and/or MORe to make recycling and/or organic recycling bins available to customers.
Your business may also donate and/or self-haul materials to a recycling facility.
Riverside County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Programs are available to Calimesa residents. Visit their website for more information.