The Public Works Street Maintenance Division manages and maintains approximately 90 miles of roadway within the City limits and assures use of proper traffic control methods, proper signage, flow-lines, tree trimming, drainage, pothole repair, striping, snowplowing, and cindering.
The Public Works Village Maintenance District provides for street, sidewalk, and lighting improvements within the Village. Properties within district boundaries that specifically benefit from the improvements pay an annual assessment based on front footage. City staff maintains the sidewalks, cement areas, benches, and curbs; maintain the lighting systems and overhead signs; and provides maintenance and upkeep of the planters, including trees, shrubs, flowers, weed control, and the irrigation system in the Village.
The Public Works Waste Management Division maintains, operates, and facilitates operations for solid waste disposal in an effort to meet AB939 (50% diversion by the year 2000) and also in an effort to better serve the community. The City currently contracts to operate a CRV(California Redemption Value) Redemption Center, conducts public information events, contracts out for solid waste, and facilitates the operation of a hazardous waste disposal site. The City maintains two public trash sites for trash and recyclables disposal to serve both residents and visitors. Locations for the trash sites are: Fire House #2 (across from the Civic Center) and Garstin Road (next to Big Bear Disposal). In addition, the City does accept cardboard waste at our Bartlett Road site (next to the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce).
The Public Works Sanitation Division services 8,300 properties providing for the collection, transportation to the Big Bear Area Regional Wastewater Authority (BBARWA) facility and treatment of wastewater in the City.
The City has developed and implemented a Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP) pursuant to the State Water Resources Control Board Order 2006-0003, Statewide General Waste Discharge Requirements for Sanitary Sewers Systems. The goal of the SSMP is to minimize the frequency and severity of sanitary sewer overflows. The SSMP describes the management, planning, design, operation and maintenance of the City's sewer sanitary sewer system. The public can view the SSMP document at the Engineering Division located at the Civic Center, 39707 Big Bear Blvd., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315 or at the Sanitation Division located at the Public Works Yard, 42040 Garstin Dr., Big Bear Lake, CA 92315.