Caltrans and Karuk Tribe Host Clean CA Dump Day Event in Orleans


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Orleans – Residents in the Orleans area are invited to join us for a free Clean California Dump Day event on Saturday, April 20. The event will be located just south of the Pearch Creek Campground along Route 96 in Orleans at McGain’s Pond.

This opportunity allows for the free disposal of freon and non-freon appliances, electronic waste, off-rim car tires, and light truck tires. There will be a limit of nine tires per load.

Refrigerators and freezers must be empty. We can’t accept hazardous waste, business waste, construction debris, commercial tires, or tires on rims.

Please separate items before you arrive to help the line move faster.

This event is possible due to collaboration between Caltrans, the Karuk Tribe, the County of Humboldt, and T&T Construction.

Who: Orleans-area residents

What: Free Dump Day event

When: Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until capacity is reached.

Where: McGain’s Pond, 0.25 miles south of Pearch Creek Campground, Route 96, Orleans, CA

Caltrans reminds motorists to properly secure and tarp all cargo loads before driving. Transporting unsecured loads is unsafe, and 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 and tie large items to the vehicle for traffic safety.

Dump Day contact: Brenda Rose, (707)-572-7266

About the Campaign:

Since 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom’s Clean California Initiative has removed 1.7 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.

Caltrans has also developed the Clean California Community program which enables communities within the state to earn a designation. The benefits of becoming a designated Clean California Community include:

  • Personalization with the Clean California Community logo and the designation seal.
  • Recognition on state websites and social media posts, and state-partnered media outreach.
  • Right to officially promote your community as a Clean California Community committed to the Zero Litter goal.
  • Priority access to national grant opportunities, educational materials, and volunteer cleanup kits (while supplies last) from Keep America Beautiful, a Clean California partner.
  • Automatic membership Keep California Beautiful—a state organization.

For more information on how your community can earn a designation, visit

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