By Staff Reports
(Apple Valley)– More than 175 families did a little spring cleaning this weekend by way of stopping by the corner of Central and Nisqually roads to legally dispose of furniture, yard waste, household trash, small appliances and more during a neighborhood clean-up event hosted by the Town of Apple Valley Code Enforcement Department.
According to Burrtec Waste Disposal, more than 53 tons of trash, debris and recycling materials were collected from 175 participants.
“We know that appliances break, furniture gets old and yard debris builds up. We would rather our residents use these bi-monthly opportunities to dispose of their unwanted items legally instead of dumping them in the desert,” said Code Enforcement Supervisor Jonathan Wood, who noted that the service is free.
Prior to last October, these neighborhood clean-ups were advertised only to a small number of homes near the focused areas, which are rotated throughout town. Participation has nearly doubled since they have been made available to residents town wide.
The neighborhood events are held with the support of a grant from CalRecycle. Separate events will be held to collect tires in the coming months; and hazardous materials, refrigerators and televisions can be disposed of for free on most Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Town’s Household Hazardous Waste facility, 13450 Nomwaket Road in Apple Valley.
The neighborhood clean-ups are separate events from the twice annual Community Clean-up Days held in the spring and fall. The next Tire Amnesty Day will be held on June 23. The next Neighborhood Clean-up day will be held July 21 on Seneca Road west of Apple Valley Road.
For more information on proactive Code Enforcement events such as neighborhood clean-ups and tire collection days call (760) 240-7000 x7560 or visit www.AVCode.org.