San Diegans can dispose of items on April 23

SAN DIEGO – On Friday, Caltrans officials announced the details of the upcoming “Trash Day” for residents of San Diego and Imperial counties.

This coming Saturday, April 23, Caltrans will take your non-hazardous goods as part of Governor Gavin Newsom’s Clean California initiative, which aims to keep California’s roads and waters free of litter, while creating jobs.

“The best way to keep California clean is to not throw it in the trash in the first place,” said Acting Caltrans Director Steven Keck. “Clean California’s goal is to make sure trash never makes it onto our roads or waterways. These Dump Day events discourage illegal dumping along highways and byways by giving people across the state a convenient place to safely, properly, and free of charge dispose of bulky items.”

San Diegans will be able to dispose of their non-hazardous household items and pre-approved items at the following locations during the hours listed, or until capacity is reached:

  • Caltrans Kearny Mesa Maintenance Yard – (7179 Opportunity Road, San Diego) 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Maintenance Yard El Centro – (1102 Montenegro Way, El Centro-) from 7 am to 11 am
  • Brawley Yard (200 South Palm Avenue, Brawley) from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Approved items include:

  • Tires
  • Metal
  • The plastic
  • Fiberglass
  • Cloth
  • Cup
  • Asphalt
  • Dirt
  • Concrete
  • Wood
  • mattresses
  • Home appliances
  • landscape ornaments

Since the start of the Clean California initiative, Caltrans has held 72 “Dump Days” and collected more than 300 tons of trash.

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