Free Community Clean-Ups in North Shore and Ripley and Paper Shredding/Tire Collection in Desert Edge/Sky Valley Saturday
Two bulky waste disposal events and a paper shredding/tire collection event will be held on Saturday, March 7 for residents of unincorporated communities in eastern Riverside County. All events are from 8 a.m. to noon and are free for the residents.
Residents within the Salton Sea community of North Shore and the Blythe area community of Ripley will have the opportunity to dispose of their bulky waste, including tires, at community clean-up events.
Residents of North Shore can drop off their items at the North Shore Beach & Yacht Club Community Center in North Shore, 99-155 Sea View Dr. The Ripley clean-up will be at the old cotton gin site at 24300 Neighbours Boulevard in Ripley.
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.
Additionally, a paper shredding and tire collection event will be held for the residents of Desert Edge and Sky Valley. The items will be accepted at the Riverside County Transportation Department’s Maintenance Yard in Desert Edge/Sky Valley, 19-003 Bennett Rd. Up to five boxes of documents will be accepted for shredding. No binders will be accepted. Residents can bring up to nine tires, without rims, per trip.
The events are hosted by the Riverside County Department of Waste Resources, Burrtec Waste & Recycling Services and CR&R, with the support of Supervisor V. Manuel Perez.