Calaveras Enterprise

Free recycling events coming to Calaveras

Hazel Fischer Elementary in White Pines is one of several locations across the county hosting free recycling events in the coming weeks. Noah Berner/Calaveras Enterprise

Caltrans District 10 and Clean California are partnering with Calaveras County to hold a series of FREE RECYCLING events (formally Free Dump Days) for area residents. The first event will take place on Saturday, July 8, 2023, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at West Point Elementary School, located at 54 Bald Mountain Road, West Point, CA 95255.

This Free Dump Day event will accept tires without rims, appliances, mattresses, and electronic waste (e-waste). The Clean California program is encouraging responsible trash-handling practices and disposing of waste materials safely and properly.

Items NOT accepted at this event:

• Household trash, hazardous waste, green/yard waste, bulky items (old furniture, chairs, tables, etc.), and concrete and demolition materials

Caltrans reminds motorists to properly secure and tarp all cargo loads prior to driving.

Transporting unsecured loads is unsafe, illegal, and pollutes California’s roads and waterways.

Loads that are not tied down/secured by tarps/nets or enclosed will not be accepted.

Tips for securing your load:

• Completely cover loads with tarps or cargo nets. Debris can escape from gaps.

• Remove loose material and trash before driving.

• Don’t overload; keep materials level with your truck bed.

• Put light items lower, tie large items to the vehicle for traffic safety.

Additional Free Recycling Events will be held on:

• July 15, 2023, at Hazel Fischer School, 1605 Blagen Rd, Arnold, CA 95223

• July 29, 2023, at Calaveras County Government Center, 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas, CA 95249

• Aug. 12, 2023, at Jenny Lind Memorial Park, 610 Daphne St., Valley Springs, CA 95252

• Aug. 19, 2023, at Calaveras County Fairgrounds, 2465 Gunclub Road, Angels Camp, CA 95222

• Sept. 9, 2023, at Copperopolis Community Center, 695 Main St., Copperopolis, CA 95228

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