Temecula to host city-wide clean-up day, April 26

The city of Temecula, along with CR&R Waste and Recycling Services, will hold a city-wide cleanup day this Saturday, April 26. The event is for Temecula residents only and will be held at Chaparral High School.

The goal of the program according to event organizers is to help residents dispose of household waste and large miscellaneous debris that can’t be placed in trash bins.

The event, held twice a year once in the spring and again in the fall, usually has a high turnout according to Dolores Badillo, community relations compliance specialist with CR&R.

“CR&R is anticipating a good turn-out for the Temecula’s city-wide clean-up on Saturday, April 26,” said Badillo. “The location at Chaparral High School on Nicolas Rd. is once again the site for this collection event which is held every spring and fall.”

Not just anyone in the Temecula Valley can participate in the city-wide clean-up; it is only open to residents of the city of Temecula. Proof of residency such as a California driver’s license or state identification card, recent utility bill, or property tax statement will be required when dropping off items for recycling.

According to Badillo, a wide range of items will be accepted during the event.

“E-waste items such as computers and televisions are accepted, as is used motor oil, batteries and miscellaneous debris.”

Other items such as antifreeze, bulky items that will not fit in trash bins, green waste and small empty gas operated equipment will also be accepted at the event that runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Auto batteries will have a limit of two per resident per visit.

Items that will not be accepted during the city-wide clean-up include household batteries, chemicals, solvents, gasoline, empty drums, fluorescent light tubes, paint, pesticides, thermostats, tires, sharps and other hazardous waste.

Chaparral High School is located at 27215 Nicholas Rd. in Temecula. For more information contact CR&R at (800)755-8112 or Dale West with the city of Temecula at (951) 694-6400.

For those who can’t make the spring clean-up a second event will be held on Oct. 5.

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