by Photo courtesy of Caltrans

San Diegans will have the opportunity to get rid of unwanted household items during the final Clean California Dump Day of the year in Kearney Mesa. 

The event will take place on Dec.17 in the  Kearny Mesa Maintenance Yard at 7181 Opportunity Rd, San Diego from 8 a.m. through noon or until all bins are full. The public is encouraged to bring non-hazardous, unwanted items. 

The dump day events were a part of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Clean California initiative, a $1.1 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. 

"One of Clean California’s goals is to create a cultural shift of shared responsibility and community pride, educating the public on how to manage and decrease our trash, and keep our roads and communities clean”, said Caltrans District 11 Director Gustavo Dallarda. “These events provide people the opportunity to dispose of items properly and free of charge, potentially preventing illegal dumping along highways, roads, and waterways."

Caltrans has held more than 20 such events in San Diego and Imperial Counties since launching Clean California last July. The most recent event was held on Nov. 19 in Chula Vista at 570 C Street, and in Santee at 8502 Railroad Ave. 

Caltrans will not accept hazardous waste, such as batteries, paint, oils, flammables, etc., e-waste, construction, compressed gas such as aerosols, treated wood waste, refrigerators, and freezers.

Four mattresses and four tires separated from the rims per household will be accepted.

Caltrans has encouraged motorists to properly secure their cargo loads with tarps or other means ahead of traveling.

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