CARVER TRACT – With spring just around the corner, Riverside County Fourth District Supervisor V. Manuel Perez is wasting no time in organizing a community cleanup.

Last year, Perez organized a community cleanup of Carver Tract, the first in recent memory, if ever, for the small “county island” between the cities of Indio and Coachella.

On Saturday, Feb. 23, the cleanup returns to the area, providing an opportunity for Carver Tract residents to dispose of their bulky waste for free and keep the community clean.

From 8 a.m. to noon, residents can drop their items off at Van Buren Elementary School, 47-733 Van Buren St., Indio.

Acceptable bulky items include tires – up to nine per trip, furniture, large appliances, bundled tree limbs and branches, electronic waste and small appliances.

Hazardous materials will not be accepted during the cleanup, including batteries, pool chemicals, transmission and brake fluids, herbicides, fertilizers, gasoline, motor parts, fluorescent light bulbs, paint, antifreeze, engines, motor oil, tub and tile cleaners and bleach.

Check out all the details in both English and Spanish by clicking here. 

Up to 15 gallons, or 125 pounds, of the above household hazardous waste items can be taken for free to the Waste Resources Department’s permanent collection site in Palm Springs, 1100 Vella Road from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays, and at temporary sites throughout the year. More information is available by clicking here or by calling 951-486-3200.

The Carver Tract Community Cleanup is hosted by the Riverside County Department of Waste Resources and Burrtec Waste & Recycling Services, with the support of Supervisor Perez.

Perez represents the eastern two-thirds of Riverside County on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. Stretching from Palm Springs and Desert Hot Springs, south to the Salton Sea and east to Blythe and the Colorado River, the 4th District is the largest geographical district in the county.

Supervisor Perez’s office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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  • Bulky Waste: Pixaby