By Staff Reports
(Apple Valley)– Apple Valley residents with yard waste, household trash, broken appliances, and other items they would like to discard are encouraged to participate in a neighborhood clean-up at Lion’s Park on Jan. 20.
Hosted by the Town of Apple Valley Code Enforcement Department, with the support of a grant from CalRecycle, items will be accepted between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. free of charge.
“Typically, our neighborhood cleanups are limited to a small boundary of homes to assist with eliminating blight in targeted areas. In November, we opened up the event town-wide and saw a record number of participants bring trash, debris and recyclables to Lion’s Park,” said Code Enforcement Supervisor Jonathan Wood. “Our staff would much rather spend a Saturday partnering with residents to collect their items for free than to write citations for people who dump their debris in the desert.”
No tires or household hazardous waste will be accepted. However, household hazardous waste can be taken to the collection facility at the Public Works yard at 13450 Nomwaket Road the first four Saturdays of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In November, Burrtec Waste collected 47.5 tons of trash and debris, and 4,540 pounds of recyclables from 126 residents. Previous Neighborhood Clean Ups have collected an average of 28 tons of trash and debris per event.
For additional information about the neighborhood cleanup, contact Code Enforcement at (760) 240-7000 x7560, or visit www.AVCode.org. For a list of items accepted at the household hazardous waste collection facility visit www.GreenAppleValley.org.