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Caltrans celebrates Earth Day with Statewide free Clean California Dump Day

Caltrans is celebrating Earth Day with free Dump Day events throughout Califonia on Saturday, April 23 – including one in Orange County. Caltrans welcomes you to bring non-hazardous, unwanted items to the nearest Dump Day event for free disposal.

The statewide Dump Day events are made possible through Governor Gavin Newsom’s Clean California initiative, a sweeping $1.1 billion, multiyear clean-up effort led by Caltrans to keep roads and waterways free of litter, create thousands of jobs and transform state and local public spaces through beautification efforts.

“The best way to keep California clean is not to trash it in the first place,” said Caltrans Acting Director Steven Keck. “Clean California’s goal is to make sure trash never reaches our roadsides or waterways. These Dump Day events discourage illegal dumping along highways and roads by giving people throughout the state a convenient place to dispose of bulky items safely, properly, and at no cost.”

Caltrans will have staff on-site to accept household waste and approved debris, free of charge. Dump Day events will take place at the following location in Lake Forest, CA:

Saddleback Church parking lot
1 Saddleback Pkwy
Lake Forest, CA 92630
From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or until capacity is reached at the site.

Free Dump Day collection is limited to household items such as metal, plastic, fiberglass, fabric, glass, wood, mattresses, household appliances, and landscape trimmings. No construction materials, hazardous waste, e-waste, treated wood waste, tires, asphalt, dirt, concrete or asbestos of any type will be accepted.

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, enclosed, or secured by tarps or other means, will not be accepted.

The article above was released by Caltrans.