Montclair (also known as the Montclair District or Montclair Village) sits atop the Oakland hills, in Alameda County, California. With magnificent views of the entire San Francisco Bay Area, Montclair enjoys a Mediterranean climate year-round, with mild summers and winters. The neighborhood, a hamlet of Oakland, is densely wooded, and has the cottage charm of a much older version of California.
Literally hidden away in the woods, fire prevention is a constant concern, especially in the warmer months. Fired department inspectors are known to prowl the hilly and roaming mountainsides that often form the backyards of many Montclair homes to ensure that the lush and wild vegetation is maintained at a proper distance from properties. There is just cause as Montclair, like the surrounding Oakland hills, is considered an Oakland Wildfire Prevention District - a designation many appreciate, given the devastation of past fires in the area.
In order to meet California Fire Codes, residents must be vigilant in keeping potential tinder in check. Failing to do so can result in a fine of $275. For more details on the guidelines for fire prevention click here.
The bottom-line is that property owners must routinely have excess vegetation and yard debris cleared and hauled way. While the County of Alameda will collect some yard debris, there are limits (i.e., branches can be no greater than 4" in diameter, stacked in piles no greater than 4' by 4' long, and only two stacks can be picked up at a time).
Montclair is also a part of Alameda County, and as such, residents are subject to County guidelines for landfill diversion. Plant debris has been banned from landfills in Alameda County, necessitating residents and businesses dispose of them through the appropriate organics collection. Alameda County strongly encourages recycling and proper disposal of Hazardous Waste (such as paints, adhesives and garden chemicals) through their Stop Waste program. These items and other bulk items not accepted for collection must be deposited at appropriate collection facilities.
To reduce the amount of chemicals that enter local waterways, Alameda County gardeners are encouraged to grow native plants, reduce their use of harmful chemicals and cut back on water when gardening.
The city offers a wide array of services for garbage and recycling collection. For multi-family buildings (5-9 units), residents can avail themselves of the two-container program:
If you live in the Montclair District, and you have a urgent need to remove an old mini-refrigerator, a old futon and broken frame, unwanted electronics, discarded student furniture, or other items not suitable for standard trash or recycling pick-up, contact Fast Haul as we provide the following services:
Fast Haul comes to your home and removes all your junk; With your guidance, our hauling junk removal experts will separate out the trash and haul it away. We'll even clean up after we're done!
Because Fast Haul recycles most of the garbage we haul, your trash will be dealt with in a clean sustainable way. Fast Haul regularly works with local real estate companies, schools, property management companies, and government agencies as well as non-profit organizations.
Nowadays, electronic waste, or e-waste, is a huge percentage of America's waste stream, especially in such a tech-oriented place as the San Francisco Bay Area. Fast Haul recycle all of your unwanted junk, including electronic waste such as TVs, computers, VCRs, DVD players, copy and fax machines, cell phones and most items containing circuit boards and electronic elements.
We offer our hauling and junk removal services to Montclair and the entire San Francisco Bay Area! Not sure if we serve your area? Check out all of our Areas of service
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Our East Bay office:
2350 Carquinez Ave
WEl Cerrito, CA 94530
To better serve the entire San Francisco Bay Area, we do have several other locations we can be reached at:
1459 18th Street #217
San Francisco, CA 94107
2222 E.30th Street
Oakland, CA 94602
454 Las Gallinas Avenue #201
San Rafael, CA 94903