Adelanto Free Dump Day Yields Positive Results

Free Dump Day seeks to discourage illegal dumping as seen above.

Free Dump Day seeks to discourage illegal dumping as seen above.

By Staff Reports

(Adelanto)– The results from the July Free Dump Day event aren’t as impressive as those for April, but Adelanto residents continue to take advantage of the chance to dispose of trash and debris without making a trip to the County landfill.

City staff, in cooperation with AVCO Disposal Company collected  54.7 tons of trash in July—12 tons less than what was collected in April—during its second of three days where residents could bring mattresses, furniture, household trash, televisions, computer monitors, small tires (without the rims) paints, oil—just about anything that would find its way into a trash can, the landfill or worse…a field in Adelanto.

“We typically conduct the free dump day at the Stadium along with a community clean-up at a designated area in the city but because of the extreme heat this year we only focused on the dump day,” said Steven Peltier, Community Safety Manager.

Residents line-up to drop off trash and debris at Adelanto Stadium

Residents line-up to drop off trash and debris at Adelanto Stadium

Peltier says that the Mud Run, conducted in and around the Stadium at the same time as the dump day event may have discouraged some residents from participating.

AVCO Disposal provides four residential curbside collections for bulky item (maximum of five items per collection) during a 12-month period at no extra charge.

Peltier says that “we encourage our residents and businesses  to remember and observe the 3R’s: Reduce waste before it starts, Reuse items and materials as much as possible, and Recycle when you have reduced and reused.  The next Dump Day is scheduled for October 21 at Adelanto Stadium.

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