The Environmental Services Section's goals are to achieve the highest possible level of environmental quality for Covina residents and businesses and to comply with all state and federal environmental regulations affecting Covina. These are accomplished by implementing beneficial, cost effective and convenient environmental and waste management programs.
Major Responsibilities of the Environmental Services Section
Permits from the Environmental Services Section are required for the following activites in the City of Covina:
Refuse Roll-Off Bins- All refuse roll-off bins must be obtained from the City's exclusive franchise refuse hauler, Athens Services. Roll-offs placed on the property of the resident or business that has contracted for the bin do not require a permit. However, in order to place a roll-off bin in the public right-of-way, an encroachment permit must be obtained from the Engineering Section.
Pool Draining Permit- Prior to draining your pool, please fill out and submit this Pool Draining Permit Application to the Environmental Services Section. No fee is required, but fines may be assessed if your pool is drained without obtaining a permit. Please click here to view the City of Covina's stormwater pollution prevention guide for swimming pools.
Non-Domestic Wastewater (Industrial Waste) Disposal Permit- Restaurants, industrial facilities and certain commercial facilities that discharge industrial/commercial or non-domestic wastewater to the City's sewer collection system are required to obtain a Non-Domestic Wastewater (Industrial Waste) Disposal Permit. Non-domestic wastewater is generated from food processing, manufacturing, commercial or other operations including household type operations performed at commercial establishments or to support commercial purposes. The first step toward obtaining a permit is turning in the Non-Domestic Wastewater (Industrial Waste) Permit Application. Click here to view FAQs about the City's industrial waste program.
Did you know that your car may not need an oil change as often as you think? Fewer oil changes saves you time and money, and helps protect the environment! Simply check your owners manual for the recommended oil change interval number for your vehicle!
For more on the Check Your Number program, click here