DESERT EDGE/SKY VALLEY – Residents of Desert Edge and Sky Valley will have the opportunity to dispose of bulky waste items and shred papers for free on Saturday, Feb. 13.
The items will be accepted at the Riverside County Transportation Department’s Maintenance Yard in Desert Edge/Sky Valley, 19-003 Bennett Rd., from 8 a.m. to noon or until bins are full. Residents will need to unload their waste items out of their vehicle and wear a face covering if they are within six feet of a non-household member.
“These clean-ups help the community,” said Supervisor V. Manuel Perez. “They provide a service to residents, who want to dispose of items that have accumulated over the past few months. These events also help keep our communities clean and, as a free resource, they provide an alternative to illegal dumping.”
Acceptable bulky items include tires without rims – up to nine per trip, furniture, appliances, bundled tree limbs and branches, and electronic waste.
Up to five boxes of documents will be accepted for shredding. No binders will be accepted.
Hazardous materials will NOT be accepted, including batteries, pool chemicals, transmission and brake fluids, herbicides, fertilizers, gasoline, motor parts, fluorescent light bulbs, paint, antifreeze, engines, motor oil, tub and tile cleaners and bleach.
Up to 15 gallons, or 125 pounds, of the above household hazardous waste items can be taken for free to the Waste Resources Department’s permanent collection site in Palm Springs, 1100 Vella Rd. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays, and at temporary sites throughout the year. More information is available at www.rcwaste.org or by calling 951-486-3200.
The Desert Edge/Sky Valley Community Clean-Up and Paper Shredding event is hosted by the Riverside County Department of Waste Resources and Burrtec Waste & Recycling Services, with the support of Supervisor Perez.
Supervisor V. Manuel Perez represents the eastern two-thirds of Riverside County on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. Stretching from Palm Springs and Desert Hot Springs, south to the Salton Sea and east to Blythe and the Colorado River, the 4th District is the largest geographical district in the county.
Supervisor Perez’s office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.