By Staff Reports
(Apple Valley)– The Town of Apple Valley’s first Neighborhood Clean-up event will be held Jan. 18 at Lion’s Park from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until the bins have reached capacity.
In 2019, the Apple Valley Code Enforcement Department collected 674,500 pounds of yard waste, household trash, broken small appliances, furniture, metal and other items at six Community Clean-up events held at Lion’s Park. This is up from approximately 520,000 pounds collected in 2018.
Previously, clean-up events were offered to address targeted neighborhoods that were identified as areas of blight. Now, anyone in Apple Valley can participate in the clean-ups.
“The response was astounding. So many pounds of debris and trash were collected that could otherwise have potentially ended up in our desert,” said Code Enforcement Manager Guy Eisenbrey. “By opening them up Town-wide, we have seen a reduction of illegal dumping in our area. We would like to see this decline in dumping cases continue its downward trend.”
Apple Valley Code Enforcement has scheduled six Neighborhood Clean-ups for 2020 on the following dates:
- January 18
- March 7
- May 16
- July 18
- October 17
- November 7
Items will be accepted free of charge. Lion’s Park is located on South Outer Highway 18 just east of Dale Evans Parkway.
The Neighborhood Clean-ups are scheduled in addition to Community Clean-up Day Events offered through the Parks and Recreation Department that will be held on April 18 and September 19 this year. The Community Clean-up events equip clubs, groups and individuals with cleaning supplies to adopt a street or an area in town to clean.
No tires or TVs will be accepted at Lion’s Park. However, household hazardous waste can be taken to the collection facility at the Public Works yard at 13450 Nomwaket Road on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.