By Staff Reports
(Apple Valley)– Apple Valley residents who have gotten a jump on their spring cleaning can dispose of items free at the Town’s Neighborhood Cleanup event this Saturday 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 events held at Lion’s Park. This is up from approximately 520,000 pounds collected in 2018.
Previously, cleanups were offered to address targeted neighborhoods that were identified as areas of blight. Now, anyone in Apple Valley can participate.
“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 additional Neighborhood Cleanups for 2020 on the following dates:
- 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 Cleanups are scheduled in addition to Community Cleanup Day Events offered through the Parks and Recreation Department that will be held on April 18 and September 19 this year. Clubs, groups and individuals are encouraged to sign-up early for this semi-annual event to receive cleaning supplies, a T-shirt, free lunch and their assigned street or area in town to clean.
Tires, TV’s and other household electronics will be accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Site located at 13450 Nomwaket Road on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.