MECCA – Riverside County’s community clean-ups resume this weekend with a bulky waste disposal event in Mecca on Saturday, September 26.
The community clean-up will give residents of the community of Mecca the opportunity to dispose of bulky waste, electronic waste, tires and other items for free.
The clean-up will be held 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 help unload their waste items out of their vehicle and wear a face covering if they are within six feet of a non-household member.
“I am very glad that community clean-ups are resuming after the summer months, with new precautions in place to limit contact and keep everyone safe,” said Supervisor V. Manuel Perez. “ These clean-ups help the community. Many people might have items that have accumulated over the past few months that they need to dispose of. This is a resource that is available that helps keep our communities clean.”
Acceptable 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 Saturdays, and at temporary sites throughout the year. More information is available at www.rcwaste.org or by calling 951-486-3200.
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 V. Manuel Perez.