Get Rid of Your Junk on Citywide Clean-up Day 4/27 | Canyon Lake California

Get Rid of Your Junk on Citywide Clean-up Day 4/27

By CanyonLakeSoCal | Canyon Lake Events

junk tower

It’s often been said that America is the only country where people keep their $40,000 cars outside and keep all their junk in the garage.  If that’s you, then maybe it’s time to do a cleanout on Canyon Lake’s Citywide Clean-up Day April 27th.  Drop off your items at the Canyon Lake Community Church parking lot from 8am to 2pm.  CR&R Disposal is sponsoring the event and here’s a list of acceptable items:

  • Furniture
  • Mattresses
  • Concrete / Asphalt
  • Lumber / Tree Trimmings (cut and bundled in 4′ lengths)
  • Normal trash
  • E-waste (electronics)

e-waste photoAlthough e-waste is not considered a hazardous material, it does become toxic to the environment as it degrades in our landfills.  Here are a few interesting facts about e-waste:

  • Approximately 80% of electronics are discarded in landfills where they leach off toxic materials like lead.
  • Electronics represent only 2% of America’s trash in landfills, but equals over 70% of overall toxic waste.
  • E-waste is the fastest growing municipal waste stream in America and only 12.5% of e-waste is currently recycled.
  • Cell phones and other electronic items contain high amounts of precious metals like gold or silver. Americans dump phones containing over $60 million in gold/silver every year.
  • 20 to 50 million metric tons of e-waste are disposed worldwide every year.*

CR&R is not accepting any hazardous materials such as motor oil, batteries, anti-freeze, paints, solvents, light bulbs, cleaning products, chemicals, or pesticides.  These items can be disposed of on the first Saturday of every month from 9am-2pm at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility in Lake Elsinore (800) 755-8112

 

*E-waste facts and photo courtesy of DoSomething.org

Junk Tower photo attributed to Sigma via Flickr