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Burbank Sanitary District

Living Lands and Waters
BSD Staff were inspired by Chad Pregracke’s keynote address at the summer California Association of Sanitation Agencies (CASA) conference. Chad is the founder and President of Living Lands and Waters.

Here is a link to a video of him that helped get him started.

El Distrito Sanitario de Burbank fue inspirado por el discurso presentado por Chad Pregracke en la conferencia de la asociación California Association of Sanitation Agencies (CASA). Chad es el fundador y presidente de la organización Living Lands and Waters.

Aquí hay un hipervinculo a un video que demuestra sus esfuerzos iniciales

Public Hearing Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - The Burbank Sanitary District Board of Directors will hold a public hearing to consider collecting sewer service charges on the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Tax Roll.  The hearing will be held at the District Office, located at 20863 Stevens Creek Blvd, Suite 100, Cupertino, CA 95014 on Tuesday, June 19 2018, at 7.00pm.
Contact the District at (408) 255-2137 for more information.

Annual Spring Clean-up Day - May 19, 2018
Burbank Sanitary District's Annual Spring Clean-up Day (also known as "Dumpster Day") is almost here!  Flyers have already been sent out for the big clean-up event, and will take place from 7am to 11am on Saturday, May 19, 2018.  GreenWaste Recovery's green and white dumpsters will be placed throughout our District, for your disposal needs.  We will not be accepting any hazardous waste at this event, however there will be an E-waste recycling bin, and free garden compost available to residents (2 bags per household with the flyer - while supplies last), at the Luther Burbank School.  If you live in the BSD District and have not received the flyer, please contact GreenWaste Recovery, Inc. right away 408-283-4800 or email customerservice@greenwaste.com

Public Outreach Meeting Notice
What: District Capital Improvement Project and Financing Update
When: Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Community Room, Rose Garden Library, 1580 Naglee Ave, San Jose, CA 95126
Click here for the Public Outreach Meeting Notice.  Click here for the PowerPoint Presentation

Board Director Position Openings
Residents of the District interested in being considered for appointment to the office should file an application letter with the District. setting forth their name, address, expression of intent in being appointed to the position, relevant personal and professional background and qualifications for the position. Click here for more information. 

12/12/17:  Commendation for Director Keri Russo
Board of Directors presented commendation to Director Keri Russo for her seven years and eights months of distinguished service as a member of the Sanitary Board of Burbank Sanitary District on December 12, 2017.

6/21/17: Notice of Scheduled Sewer Service Charges Adjustment for Burbank Sanitary District Customers
In 2015, Burbank Sanitary District (BSD) performed a comprehensive sewer rate study and adopted a 5-year, phased increase to its sewer service charges (BSD Ordinance No. 61 adopted on June 16, 2015).  The phased increase is in response to increasing costs due to major reconstruction of the wastewater treatment plant and the District’s aging collection system infrastructure.  The wastewater treatment plant owned and operated by the City of San Jose has reached the end of the plants operating life and is facing $1.5 billion in major reconstruction of the treatment process units during the next 10 years.  BSD contracts with the City of San Jose for the treatment of wastewater collected from the service area and is responsible for funding costs associated with the use of the treatment facility.  Rate increases are needed to fund capital and operating costs relating to the collection, transportation, treatment and disposal of wastewater from your residence or business.  Effective 7/1/17, the new monthly rate for a single-family residence will be $57.89 (currently $50.34), multiple-family residence will be $32.91 (currently $28.62), commercial will be $41.49 (currently $36.08). Annual Sewer Service Charges are placed on your Santa Clara County property tax statement. The charges appear on the tax statement as a single line item and are listed as “Burbank Sewer Services”. For more information please call the District at (408) 255-2137 or email administrator@burbanksanitary.org.

5/17/17: Public Hearing Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - The Burbank Sanitary District Board of Directors will hold a public hearing to consider collecting sewer service charges on the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Tax Roll.  The hearing will be held at the District Office, located at 20863 Stevens Creek Blvd, Suite 100, Cupertino, CA 95014 on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at 7.00pm.
Contact the District at (408) 255-2137 for more information.

5/15/17: Unfortunately, Hope Services or Goodwill Services cannot be available on May 20, however, HOPE Services pickups can be scheduled via their website www.hopeservices.org or to call 408.748.2874 and provided a list acceptable donation items.  They also plan to come sometime after Clean Up Day, so please check your mailers.

4/26/17 Annual Spring Clean-up Day - May 20, 2017
Burbank Sanitary District's Annual Spring Clean-up Day (also known as "Dumpster Day") is almost here!  Flyers have already been sent out for the big clean-up event, and will take place from 7am to 11am on Saturday, May 20, 2017.  GreenWaste Recovery's green and white dumpsters will be placed throughout our District, for your disposal needs.  We will not be accepting any hazardous waste at this event, however there will be an E-waste recycling bin, and free garden compost available to residents (2 bags per household with the flyer - while supplies last), at the Luther Burbank School.  If you live in the BSD District and have not received the flyer, please contact GreenWaste Recovery, Inc. right away 408-283-4800 or email customerservice@greenwaste.com.  

4/11/17 GreenWaste Yard Trimmings Video
Please check out the video below that gives insight into how your yard trimmings are collected as well as how this process helps the local community. Click here to watch the video.

1/30/17 District Updates:
Thank you for your help in the recent Median Household Income (MHI) Survey that was mailed out.  It has been a year since the Burbank Sanitary District held the Financial Crisis Public Meeting.  The District has received the results from the MHI survey; and, unfortunately, we do not qualify for the State Water Board’s Small Community Wastewater Grant Program.  The District is now in the process of pursuing the State Water Board’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program for low interest financing loans, which can take another 6 – 12 months to see if we qualify to fund the District capital improvement needs.  Meanwhile, the District, along with the Tributary Agencies, are still in mediation with the City of San Jose on matters relating to the Master Agreement of the City of San Jose/Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility.

12/16/16: Residential Income Survey for Potential Financing for Our District
For all residents you have by now received in the mail a letter from our financial facilitator, RCAC, asking you to complete an income survey. This income survey could help the Burbank Sanitary District evaluate different options to finance the District's upcoming capital improvement projects for the next few years. Please help spread the word, be proactive, and tell your neighbors to complete it! The responses to the survey are confidential.  Please complete by Thursday, December 22.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email the District Administrator, Ivy To, at ito@markthomas.com or (408) 205-1080.  Thank you!

Disposal Tip
All of your recyclables and garbage get further separated by material type at the GreenWaste Material Recovery Facility. In order for the GreenWaste truck driver to provide advanced notice to those who do the sorting, please place your household batteries in a clear plastic bag and place them on TOP of your recycling bin. For more tips, visit the GreenWaste Burbank Sanitary District site at www.greenwaste.com/burbank-sanitary-district.

"KQED - Bay Curious - Why does San Jose have so many urban islands?"
Special thanks to KQED's Ericka Cruz Guevarra for a great overview of urban islands in San Jose.  As part of their Bay Curious segment, a listener requested some details on the history of urban islands in San Jose, including the Burbank Community. Click here for more information.

Transparency Certificate of Excellence
Burbank Sanitary District is proud to announce that we have received the Special District Leadership Foundation District Transparency Certificate of Excellence.  Click here to view our certificate.

Notice of Public Hearing
The Burbank Sanitary District Board of Directors will hold a public hearing to consider collecting sewer service charges on the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Tax Roll.  The hearing will be held at the District Office, located at 20863 Stevens Creek Blvd, Suite 100, Cupertino, CA 95014 on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 7:00pm.  Contact the District at (408) 255-2137 for more information.

Ordinance No.62
The Burbank Sanitary District Board of Directors passed Ordinance No.62 - Ordinance establishing policy regarding sewer connections, cleanouts, maintenance of  side sewers, work about existing sewers and sewage backflow protective devices.  Click here for the Ordinance No 62.

Annual Spring Clean-up Day
Burbank Sanitary District's Annual Spring Clean-up Day (also known as "Dumpster Day") is almost here!  Flyers have already been sent out for the big clean-up event, and will take place from 7am to 11am on Saturday, May 21, 2016.  GreenWaste Recovery's green and white dumpsters will be placed throughout our District, for your disposal needs.  We will not be accepting any hazardous waste at this event, however there will be an E-waste recycling bin, and free garden compost available to residents (2 bags per household with the flyer - while supplies last), at the Luther Burbank School.  If you live in the BSD District and have not received the flyer, please contact our office right away (408-255-2137).  

Press Release: Wastewater Coalition Files Claim and Seeks Public Documents to Ensure Proper Use of Ratepayer Funds by San Jose-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility
January 25, 2016 -- A coalition of cities and small wastewater agencies representing communities throughout the South Bay has banded together to demand greater accountability and transparency regarding the use of ratepayer funds tied to the San Jose-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility.....more

Ordinance No. 61
The Burbank Sanitary District Board of Directors passed Ordinance No.61 providing for the imposition and collection of District Sewer Service Charges for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 at the Regular Meeting held on June 16, 2015 at the Luther Burbank School District Library.  The ordinance implements a fifteen percent (15%) sewer service charge rate increase for residential and commercial customers in the District for  FY 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019 & 2019-2020.  Click here for the Ordinance No 61.

Street Sweeping Update
Effective November 1, 2015, Burbank Sanitary District will no longer provide street sweeping services to our residents.  The BSD Board has evaluated the benefits currently provided by our street sweeping vendor and has decided to terminate sweeping services for the following reasons: 1) Due to the drought, only reclaimed water can be used in street sweeping equipment.  This requirment posed operational issues for our street sweeping vendor.  2) Many vehicles are parked on the street during sweeping, making it difficult to clean all streets effectively.  3) The types of street sweeping equipment used by our vendor may create more air pollution.  4) The BSD is exclusively responsible for sewer operations and maintenance. Street sweeping is beyond the District's perview or obligation.  Note: Any money previously allocated or collected for street sweeping will now be redirected to our ongoing Capital Improvement Projects.

 

Helpful Partner Links:

Household Hazardous Waste Program: SCC Recycling & Waste Reduction

Garbage Pickup:  GreenWaste Recovery, Inc.

Wastewater Collection/Treatment:  SJ-SC Regional Wastewater Facility

Services along W. San Carlos Street:  City of San Jose

Construction/Remodeling:  Santa Clara County Planning Department

Environment:  SCC Environmental Health & Safety / City of San Jose Environmental Health

Water:  San Jose water Company

Santa Clara County Services:  SCC Home Page / SCC Emergency Communications

Medication Disposal: Santa Clara County Fire Department

California Association of Sanitation Agencies (CASA)

 

 

NEXT BSD MEETING 

Regular Board Meeting 
Tuesday -  December 18, 2018
@ 7:00pm
at District Office, 20863 Stevens Creek Blvd, Suite 100

  Cupertino, CA 95014
 Phone:  (408) 255-2137

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Download Meeting Package
(available 72 hours prior to the meeting)

 

 

 

 

NEED TO DIG? 

TWO DAYS before you dig:

Go online: www.usanorth811.org

or Dial: 811

GARBAGE VIOLATION 

Call 408-255-2137 or Email administrator@burbanksanitary.org
for any garbage violation
.

“Ordinance 57. Section 11. Prohibited Acts.

  • No person owning or occupying any building, lot or premises within the District shall allow any refuse or other deleterious or offensive substance to accumulate or remain in or upon said building, lot, or premises.
  • No person shall dump, place or bury in any lot, land or street or alley within the District, any garbage or any other deleterious or offensive substance under any circumstances whatsoever, nor shall any person dump, place or bury within the District any rubbish…”

“Ordinance 57.  Section 12. Containers.

  • …No garbage container shall be placed or kept in or on any public street, sidewalk, footpath or other public places whatsoever…
  • No rubbish container shall be placed or kept in or on any public street, sidewalk, footpath or other public place or in front of the premises of the person requiring rubbish disposal for over twenty-four (24) hours prior to removal by the collector.”

District’s garbage collector, GreenWaste Recovery, Inc., allows Burbank residential customers one free bulky waste pick up per year.  Please contact them at (408) 283-4800 or online at www.greenwaste.com  for details.

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    Regular Office Hours:
    M-F, 8am - 5pm

    Permits Counter:
    M-F, 8am - 3:30pm

    Closed for Lunch:
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    Contact Us

    20863 Stevens Creek Boulevard
    Suite 100
    Cupertino, CA 95014
    Phone: (408) 255-2137
    Fax: (408) 253-5173

    administrator@burbanksanitary.org

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