FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Placerville — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is offering a free Dump Day for residents of El Dorado County this Saturday, September 24 at its maintenance station in Placerville. This event will further Caltrans’ goal of keeping California highways litter-free as part of the Clean California Initiative.
Caltrans will have staff on site from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to accept household waste and approved debris at no charge at the Placerville Maintenance Station located at 3065 Blairs Lane, Placerville, CA 95667. The event may end early if capacity is reached.
Dump Day collection is limited to non-hazardous household waste such as trash, metal, plastic, fiberglass, fabric, glass, wood, mattresses, household appliances and landscape trimmings.
Additional items will be accepted on a limited basis including:
- Tires (up to 6 each per vehicle) removed from wheels
- Concrete, dirt, rocks, asphalt, sand, brick and other construction materials (up to a half-yard per vehicle)
- Household appliances
- Mattresses, box springs, and futon mattresses detached from frames or bases (up to 4 each per vehicle)
Items that will not be accepted include electronic waste (e-waste), treated wood waste, asbestos of any kind, compressed gas, or hazardous waste. Hazardous waste includes paint, batteries, oils, acids, aerosol cans, household chemicals, corrosives, hazardous waste bases, etc. Residents of E Dorado County may visit El Dorado County Environmental Management to find information about the proper disposal of household hazardous waste.
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/secured by tarps/nets or enclosed 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.
Collection space is limited and the event may be cancelled or rescheduled due to priority maintenance needs.
Part of Governor Gavin Newsom’s California Comeback Plan, Clean California is a sweeping $1.1 billion, multiyear cleanup effort to remove trash, create thousands of jobs and engage communities to transform roadsides and restore pride in public spaces.
Visit Clean CA for more information.