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Community Cleanup/Recycling Events

What Can I Bring To A Community Cleanup Recycling Event?

Photo of junk in yard.

The following recyclables and unrecyclable items that are difficult to throw away and cannot be placed in the City's refuse collection containers can be properly disposed of at any one of the City's Community Cleanup Events.

Accepted Items

  • Appliances
  • Carpeting
  • Electronics (e.g. TV's, computer monitors, VCRs, CPUs)
  • Junk furniture
  • Mattresses
  • Lawnmowers (free of oil/gas)
  • Metals
  • Wood
  • Yard trimmings (bundled and tied up to 6 feet long and not exceeding 50 lbs.)
  • Palm Fronds (bundled and tied up to 6 feet long and not exceeding 50 lbs.)

Not Accepted

  • Dirt, construction or demolition rubble
  • All light bulbs/tubes
  • Household hazardous wastes (e.g. paint, batteries, motor oil)
  • Propane Tanks/Gas Cylinders
  • Tires

For information on proper disposal of "not accepted" waste items call ESD at 858-694-7000.