Caltrans and the Hoopa Valley Tribe Offer Free Clean CA Community Dump Vouchers


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HOOPA – Caltrans District 1 and the Hoopa Valley Tribe announced today that Community Dump Vouchers will be handed out Monday, May 8 at the Hoopa Shopping Center.

The Community Dump Voucher offers flexibility to drop off large, accepted items for free. The vouchers are made possible through Governor Gavin Newsom’s Clean California initiative, a sweeping $1.2 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.

Who: Hoopa-area residents

What: Free Community Dump Voucher

When: Monday, May 8, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. or until all vouchers claimed

Where: Hoopa Shopping Center parking lot, 12500 Hwy 96, Hoopa

This Community Dump Voucher is limited to one per household and good for one load of residential debris for free. Items should be taken to the Hoopa Transfer Station (13653 HWY 96) during business hours between May 15 and May 30.

Voucher must be presented at time of disposal.

Vouchers cannot be used to dispose of hazardous waste, electronics, mattresses, or tires. Not valid for large dump trucks or trailers. Standard tow-behind trailers are okay. For more information, contact Hoopa Valley Public Utilities District at (530) 625–4543.

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 Community Dump Vouchers 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 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

Caltrans is also developing the Clean California Community program, in which communities from across the state can 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.