Right At Home
March, 2023 - Issue #218

Pretty is as Pretty Does
Beauty without function has its place, but when it comes to home design, the best of both worlds reigns supreme.

A Balance of Fashion & Function
Extended through February 28, A Royal Suite's President's Day Sale offers 50 percent off storewide on sofas, sectionals, loveseats, entertainment and storage solutions, mattresses, bedroom sets, tables, chairs, kids furniture and more. Choose from ARS's American-made, high-quality furniture selection that has been celebrated for comfort, design and affordability.
A Royal Suite Home Furnishings 259-7000

Your Sweet Bathroom Suite
Start and end each day in a bathroom suite that feels more like a luxurious five-star spa with premium materials are transformed into the ultimate statement of refinement. Clear Images Home offers complimentary tile layouts and design with your in-studio materials purchase. See page 23 for more details.
Clear Images Home 818-216-5040

Custom Concrete Flooring Coatings are a Beauty to Behold
Can a garage floor be individualized to your taste? Allbright Painting offers multiple Enviroflake colors that can be mixed and matched to suit your taste. Customize the look and feel of your garage so that it can be an extended living space for your family to enjoy.
ALLBRIGHT 1-800-Painting 846-2928

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It's Cool to Conserve
Preserving precious resources has never been so on trend.

SCV Water Launches Water Academy
Are you interested in learning the ins and outs of SCV Water? Apply to be considered for the SCV Water Academy, a free curated learning opportunity for residents of the Santa Clarita Valley. Learn about SCV Water directly from the experts in an engaging, interactive, in-person format.
"We wanted to create an opportunity where customers and stakeholders of SCV Water could learn and interact directly with agency staff and leadership," said Communications Manager Kathie Martin. "We encourage anyone slightly curious about their water to apply."
During the academy, participants will get an insider's perspective on:
History & Organization
Infrastructure & Facilities
Water Supply & Quality
Critical Water Issues
There will also be opportunities to ask questions and tour the water treatment plant.
Interested in attending? Applicants must be 18 years or older, work or live in the SCV Water service area and be able to commit to attending all four sessions. Space is limited.
Sessions are scheduled weekly on Wednesday evenings on March 15, March 22 and March 29 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, including dinner. The academy concludes with a water facility tour on Saturday, April 1, from 9am to 11am.
For more information or to apply, log on.

Updating your Windows & Doors could Earn You a Tax Credit
Update your windows and doors with energy-efficient options and you could earn a 2023 tax credit! Mike's Windows & Doors has earned a five-star reputation for top-quality products and services like window and door replacement, repair and new installation. They work with the finest dealers to provide quality products, like Simonton Windows, T.M. Cobb entry and interior doors and Milgard Windows. Mike's offers professional installation via California licensed and bonded contractors who boast 30 years of experience. Call for more information.
Mike's Windows & Doors 296-9195
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City of Santa Clarita Prepares Residents for Changes
to Residential Waste Hauler & Organics Recycling
Two big changes are coming up for residents of the City of Santa Clarita, with a new residential waste hauler and state-mandated organics recycling beginning July 1, 2023.
With the city's current agreements for residential and commercial waste hauling set to expire, the city awarded Burrtec Waste Industries (Burrtec) the new waste services franchise agreement for all residential and commercial waste services in the city with service beginning on July 1, 2023.
Additionally, new statewide legislation will require all Santa Clarita residents to begin recycling organics at home and in their place of work; this change will also take place on July 1, 2023.
"Residents will also receive new food waste pails and ENHANCED WASTE SERVICES including bulky cardboard collection, carpet recycling, document shredding events, a local customer service center and much more."
June 30, 2023 will mark the expiration of the City of Santa Clarita's existing agreements with Waste Management for residential waste services and Burrtec for commercial waste services. In preparation, the city began conducting a thorough competitive bid process in early 2022. Because of their years of experience, high level of customer service combined with a competitive service rate, the city awarded Burrtec the new waste services franchise agreement for all residential and commercial waste services in the city. Service will begin on July 1, 2023 with a new monthly rate of $28.92 for the standard service of 96-gallon carts for all three waste services including garbage, recycling and organics.
Leading up to the new service date, all Santa Clarita single-family homes will automatically have their existing trash carts replaced with new Burrtec carts. New cart colors are required under state legislation and will provide consistency across the industry - these cart colors include black for garbage, blue for recycling and green for organics. Discounts will be available for senior citizens and reduced size trash cart users upon request. More information regarding the cart transition will become available within the coming weeks.
"The City of Santa Clarita will work with residents to ensure they are informed and updated throughout the transition process," says Mayor Jason Gibbs. "We want to make sure they have the information and resources necessary to begin the required organics recycling."
Included with the transition to Burrtec will be state-mandated organics recycling. Residents will also receive new food waste pails and enhanced waste services including bulky cardboard collection, carpet recycling, document shredding events, a local customer service center and much more.
Throughout the transition process, the city will keep residents informed of updates and next steps while ensuring Burrtec continues to meet the city's exceptionally high standard of service. Residents and businesses can look forward to viewing a series of informational videos called Trash Talks, which will provide viewers timely information and resources leading up to the transition.
Updates will also be sent by mail and through the city's and Burrtec's social media pages. Residents are encouraged to follow @GreenSantaClarita on Facebook and @BurrtecSCV on Facebook or Instagram to stay informed.
For more information about the transition to the city's new waste hauler and organics recycling program, residents and businesses are encouraged to log on.
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