For spring cleaners who could use a place to dispose of large household items, the city and Caltrans are taking advantage of Earth Day weekend to arrange a free garbage disposal.
Residents are asked to bring large, non-hazardous unwanted items to Sherwood Park on Saturday, where volunteers and crews will collect the debris.
Karina Silva, coordinator of neighborhood services, says that while cleaning efforts are often carried out by the city, this additional cleanup helps combat illegal and dangerous spills within the community.
“It’s important that we all do this to prevent and eliminate more waste from our streets and make sure people get rid of waste properly instead of leaving it out on the street or on the side of the highway.” said Silva.
Here are the allowed items:
- Large furniture
- Untreated wood
- Garden waste
Here’s what you should NOT bring:
- Demolition material
- Brushes or anything treated with toxic material
- Electronic waste
- Any dangerous article
Residents can take their waste to 920 N. Main St. between 9:00 and 12:00.
As part of the city’s Earth Day festival, there will be a clean-up from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and from 12 a.m. to 3 p.m., a resource fair with food and entertainment.
Every year, on April 22, Earth Day commemorates the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. according to EarthDay.org. More than 190 countries participate each year.
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