Public Works Services

11800 Goldring Road
P.O. Box 60021
Arcadia, CA 91066-6021

General Service:  (626) 254-2720
Utilities Service:   (626) 254-2700
Fax: (626) 359-7028

Tom Tait
Public Works Services Director

Hours of Operation
 Monday - Thursday
    6:45 a.m.– 5 p.m.
Friday (Closed alternate Fridays)
    6:45 a.m.– 4 p.m.

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Smart Gardening is the creation and maintenance of an environmentally friendly yard, with particular attention paid to water conservation.  Achieving a beautiful garden while protecting our natural resources and using products that are environmentally that's smart!

Don't forget to inspect your sprinklers!

Watch this short video from EPA WaterSense to learn how to spruce up your sprinkler system to ensure it is working properly and efficiently.

Drought Irrigation

As part of a water efficient lifestyle, many of you have installed new efficient irrigation systems. In order to use these new systems most effectively, the City collaborated with the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden to develop a Green Irrigation Guide. This guide outlines proper watering practices based on your irrigation system to help keep landscapes green and growing, while adhering to the City's Water Conservation Ordinance.


The City offers a 3 x 2 foot compost bin to residents for the low price of $35. (*Limit one per household.)

Worm composting is the easiest method for turning food scraps into nutrient-rich compost. All you need is a bin with air holes and a tight-fitting lid, some shredded newspaper and about a half to one pound of red worms. Keep the bin warm but out of the direct sun and in approximately two weeks you can harvest your compost.  Earthworms may be purchased at a local bait shop and/or an authorized online dealer.

Worm composting bins are available to residents for $65.   (*Earthworms not included) 

Helpful water efficient gardening resources:

The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden:

The Garden Spot:

CA Friendly Landscaping: