MECCA – Riverside County will hold a free community clean-up for residents within the community of Mecca on Saturday, October 8.
The event will give residents of Mecca the opportunity to dispose of bulky waste items such as furniture, appliances, tires, and more, for free.
The items will be accepted at the closed Mecca II Landfill in Mecca, 95-250 Avenue 66, from 8 a.m. to noon or until bins are full.
Residents will need to unload their waste items out of their vehicle.
“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.”
Accepted bulky items include tires – up to nine per trip, furniture, appliances, bundled tree limbs and branches, and electronic waste.
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 non-holiday weekend Saturdays, and at temporary sites throughout the year. More information is available at www.rcwaste.org or by calling 951-486-3200.
Treated Wood Waste (TWW), such as fence posts and railroad ties, is also considered hazardous and is not accepted at clean-ups or household hazardous waste collections.
The Mecca Community Clean-Up is provided as a service to the Mecca community two times each year following the permanent closure of the Mecca II Landfill in 2020.
The Mecca community is within the Southern Coachella Valley Community Services District, which provides a T.O.M. site once a month that accepts bulky waste items for disposal for free as well. For more details, visit www.scvcsd.org.
The Mecca Community Clean-Up 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.