Awards and Recognition

Since 1989, the City of Paramount has made it a priority to promote sustainability and environmental health. On numerous occasions, the City has been recognized for its relentless effort and commitment to sustainability.

2021:

  • Recognition as Tree City USA – Arbor Day Foundation
  • Good Corporate Citizen Certificate – Industrial Waste Section of the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County

2020:

2019:

2018:

2017:

  • Joined Clean Power Alliance to provide greener energy alternatives for residents and businesses
  • Filter A Units removed pollutants from storm water before discharged to the L.A. River
  • Implemented drought-tolerant traffic median landscaping
  • Awarded grant funds to extend bike path
  • Joined Gateway Cities Climate Action Plan

2016:

  • Created urban wood pathways from recycled wood chips
  • Implemented comprehensive Bike Master Plan to encourage greenhouse gas reductions

2015:

  • Installed LED lighting and water conservation practices at City facilities

2013:

  • Required developers of new and significantly rebuilt facilities to manage storm water to treat runoff
  • Enacted “Green Street” Ordinance

2010:

  • Installed solar panels on the roof of City yard warehouse
  • Established Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program for resident and business energy-efficiency

2009:

  • Required City’s trash and recycling company to use natural gas vehicles

2008:

  • Installed weather-based irrigation controls to regulate and improve efficiency
  • Installed catch-basin screens to prevent trash and debris from entering rivers and ocean

2007:

  • Started Curbside Recycling Program
  • Ongoing review of office practices to cut waste

2006:

  • Forced contractors to recycle concrete and asphalt when doing work in Paramount

2005:

  • Started Graffiti Tracker Program via the internet to bypass paper copy photos

1997:

  • Established Tree Planting Program in neighborhoods and parks

1996:

  • Started purchasing low emission vehicles for City Fleet
  • Half of City’s full-time employees off every other Friday to reduce energy usage at facilities and vehicle emissions from commutes

1992:

  • Started using reclaimed water to irrigate most parks and other landscaped areas

1989:

  • Rubberized asphalt for street paving (4,000 old recycled tires per mile)