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Over 65 tons of trash collected during Adelanto Dump Day

First of four Free Dump Day events prove a success

ADELANTO, Calif. — In what was the first of four Free Dump Day events scheduled for 2018, the tonnage collected last month at Adelanto Stadium exceeded close to 15 more tons of trash than what was collected during the last event in October 2017.

Adelanto residents continue to show their desire for a cleaner community by disposing of trash and debris for free without making a trip to and pay County landfill fees. And trash wasn’t all that was collected.

In a mere five hours on a Saturday last month the city’s Community Safety Department, in cooperation with AVCO Disposal Company collected:

  • Three roll offs and 12 front loaders of trash equaling 65.06 tons. In a front loader trash is loaded into a dumpster then lifted into the front of the roof of the truck.
  • Two rear loaders of green waste equaling 8.57 tons. A rear loader is truck that has its intake at the rear of the vehicle.
  • Three roll offs (40 yards each) of metal equaling 6.62 tons
  • Two roll offs of 244 tires equaling 5.36 tons
  • E-Waste: 112 pieces of electronic waste equaling 12 Pallets, and
    116 mattresses

The last Free Dump Day held in October, saw residents bring in just over 70 tons of trash and debris (not including the weight of 105 mattresses and 29 pallets of E-waste).

“As long as our residents show that they’re willing to do their part to help keep our community clean, we’re going to continue to schedule the Free Dump Days,” said Mayor Rich Kerr. “These events wouldn’t be as successful as they are if it weren’t for the superb support our staff gets from AVCO Disposal Company”.

For more information about Adelanto’s Free Dump Days, contact Amber Tisdale at (760) 246-2300, extension 11166 or atisdale@ci.adelanto.ca.us

Adelanto residents line-up early to participate in the Free Dump Day event at Adelanto Stadium. (submitted photo)

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