CLEARLAKE – Caltrans District 1 announced free Large Item Dump Day events on Saturday, April 22 to celebrate Earth Day.
These Dump Day events are made possible through Governor Gavin Newsom’s Clean California initiative, a sweeping $1.1 billion, multiyear clean-up effort led by Caltrans to keep roads and waterways free of litter, create thousands of jobs and transform state and local public spaces through beautification efforts.
Large Item Dump Day events will take place at the following locations in Lake and Mendocino counties:
Caspar Transfer Station – Large Item Dump Day – 15000 Prairie Way, Caspar – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., or until capacity is reached. Sponsored by Clean California, County of Mendocino, and Solid Wastes of Willits.
C & S Waste Transfer Station – accepting MATTRESSES and FURNITURE ONLY – 230 Soda Bay Road, Lakeport – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. or until capacity is reached. Sponsored by Clean California, County of Lake, SLRR, and Lake County Waste Solutions.
South Lake Refuse & Recycling (SLRR) – accepting MATTRESSES and FURNITURE ONLY – 16015 Davis St., Clearlake – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. or until capacity is reached. Sponsored by Clean California, County of Lake, SLRR, and Lake County Waste Solutions.
Eastlake Landfill – accepting MATTRESSES and FURNITURE ONLY – 16015 Davis Ave., Clearlake – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. or until capacity is reached. Sponsored by Clean California, County of Lake, SLRR, and Lake County Waste Solutions.
Free Dump Day collection is limited to the household items listed above. No construction materials, business waste, hazardous waste, electronic waste, treated wood waste, or asbestos of any type will be accepted.
Caltrans reminds motorists to properly secure and tarp all cargo loads prior to driving. Transporting unsecured loads is unsafe, illegal, and pollutes California's roads and waterways. Loads that are not tied down, enclosed, or secured by tarps or other means will not be accepted.
Tips for securing your load:
- Completely cover loads with tarps or cargo nets. Debris can escape from gaps.
- Remove loose material and trash before driving.
- Don't overload – keep materials level with your truck bed.
- Put light items lower, tie large items to the vehicle for traffic safety.
About the Campaign:
Clean California Dump Days are made possible through Governor Gavin Newsom's Clean California initiative, a sweeping $1.2 billion, multiyear clean-up effort led by Caltrans to remove trash, create thousands of jobs, and engage communities to transform public spaces. Since 2021, the program has removed 1.4 million cubic yards of trash, created 3,500 jobs, and awarded $300 million in local grants. Visit CleanCA.com to learn more about how Clean California is transforming communities and educating the public.
In February, Gov. Newsom announced a new funding round for $100 million in grants for local Clean California projects. There are also a variety of career and job opportunities through Clean California. For more information on this, please visit the jobs section at tinyurl.com/CleanCAHiring.
Caltrans is also in the process of developing the Clean California Community program, in which communities from across the state can seek to earn a designation by meeting criteria centered around preventing and cleaning up litter, promoting recycling, and otherwise greening or beautifying their communities. Incentives will also be offered to encourage communities to earn this designation.