Two Events Scheduled Saturday to Beautify East Valley
PALM DESERT – Coachella Valley residents will have multiple opportunities Saturday to clean up the region and dispose of hazardous waste.
Riverside County Waste Management will collect household hazardous waste from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Oasis Landfill (84-505 84th Avenue). The Southern Coachella Valley Community Services District will hold Trashbusters Day, an annual cleanup event in Mecca, Oasis, Thermal and Vista Santa Rosa, from 8 a.m. to noon.
“These events brighten the community and provide a free and safe opportunity for residents to dispose of hazardous materials,” said Supervisor John J. Benoit.
The Oasis landfill collection is free to all county residents disposing up to 50 pounds or five gallons of household hazardous waste. Business or non-profit waste will not be accepted.
Acceptable wastes include: used motor oil, paint, antifreeze, household and automotive batteries, pesticides, cleaning products, sharps (needles/syringes or lancets), fluorescent lamps and electronic wastes such as televisions, computers, VCRs and telephones. The collection will not accept: explosives, radioactives, ammunition, asbestos, compressed gas cylinders over 40 pounds and infectious or medical waste.
At Trashbusters Day, the Southern Coachella Valley Community Services District will accept waste at its transfer station in Thermal (62-895 Highway 111) and at a mobile site at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mecca (65-100 Dale Kiler Road).
Volunteers are welcome to meet at 8 a.m. at the Catholic Church for a few hours to pick up litter and paint over graffiti, followed by a noon barbeque to reward their efforts.
• Oasis: Diane Christensen, Waste Management Program Administrator, (951) 486-3200
• Trashbusters: Ben Crowson, Southern Coachella Valley Community Services District, (760) 396-1014