Waste Management to host “2013 Community Clean Up Day” for residents of Orcutt and unincorporated Santa Maria Valley

Event to Make it Easy for Residents to Recycle and Dispose of Bulky Items in an Environmentally Safe Manner

wHAT: In an effort to facilitate responsible disposal and recycling, Waste Management will be hosting their annual Community Clean Up day to provide residents of both Orcutt and the unincorporated Santa Maria Valley, with the opportunity to more easily dispose of large bulky items, recyclables, as well as common yard waste in an environmentally safe manner.

WHO: This free event is open to Orcutt and unincorporated Santa Maria Valley residents only. No appointment necessary. Proof of address required with a matching billing notice.

WHEN: May 18, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Waste Management yard at 1850 West Betteravia Road

WHY: By properly disposing of items, residents can help keep protect the environment by keeping those items away from the landfill and water stream.

HOW: Residents can bring unlimited quantities of any the approved items to the drop off location.

Acceptable items include:

  • Bulky items: furniture items such as sofas

  • Green Waste: yard trimmings, grass, leaves

  • Comingled Recyclable items: aluminum cans, glass bottles, cardboard

  • Scrap metal: please note that motors must be free of oil/gas and must be separated

Hazardous waste will not be accepted during this event. Residents may dispose of household hazardous waste such as used motor oil, oil filters, vehicle batteries, latex paint, consumer batteries computer monitors, televisions, electronic wastes, and refrigerators at the Health Sanitation Service (HSS) Recycling Center located at 97 Commerce Drive in Buellton. The HSS Recycling Center is open Wednesday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact Waste Management at 805-922-2121.

Waste Management, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. It is also a leading developer, operator and owner of waste-to-energy and landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The company’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America. To learn more information about Waste Management visit http://wmhss.wm.com/index.jsp or www.thinkgreen.com .