San Diego’s free annual “spring cleaning” event, which allows residents to drop off bulky and hazardous items, is scheduled for Saturday at SDCCU Stadium.
The city’s Environmental Services Department will accept old appliances, furniture, TVs, mattresses, batteries and fluorescent light bulbs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“We’re taking aggressive steps to clean up our communities, stop illegal dumping and restore a sense of pride in our neighborhoods,” said Mayor Kevin Faulconer. “This is a great opportunity for San Diegans to properly dispose of large unwanted items they don’t know what to do with and do their part to keep our neighborhoods clean and safe.”
The spring cleaning event is part of the “Clean SD” initiative launched last year. Crews have removed more than 915 tons of debris from illegal dumping spots throughout the city. Refuse has also been cleaned from riverbeds.
In addition to the event at SDCCU stadium, several curbside cleanups are scheduled in neighborhoods across the city where residents can leave out large items for pickup:
- March 24 in Logan Heights
- April 7 in Mount Hope
- April 21 in Linda Vista
- May 5 in Clairemont East
- June 2 in Mira Mesa
There are also two collection events for used oil, oil filters, batteries, antifreeze and fluorescent bulbs:
- March 17, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Mission Bay South Shores Park, Sea World Drive at South Shores Parkway
- April 7, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at San Diego Miramar College, Black Mountain Road at Miramar College Driveway
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