You can help people in need and help clean up your house this year as part of the City of Merced’s annual spring Cleanup.
Gently used clothing that has been washed and bagged will be accepted at the clean-up sites and donated to local charities. Used bicycled will also be recycled and given a second life on the streets of Merced.
“Since we have the central collection points, it gives residents an opportunity to bring in items that they want to donate at the same time that they are participating in Spring Clean-up,” said Public Works Director Stan Murdock. “We already were doing this with recycling e-waste, so why not recycle some other items like clothes and bikes to help some of the less fortunate in Merced.”
The annual Spring Cleanup will be on this Saturday and Sunday, April 13-14 and April 20-21. Drop off hours will be between 6:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
City Public Works is turning the Merced College site into a green event with booths promoting water conservation, recycling and keeping fats, oils and grease out of City sewers and lots of giveaways. Hot 105 and KUBB Country will be live at the college site during the late morning and early afternoon hours on Saturday (April 13).
A flier was mailed to every residential customer with city garbage service. The flyer included details about what kinds of materials will be accepted, the drop off locations and hours of operation. It also is posted on the City’s website front page and under the Public Works Department.
Home appliances and metal items will be accepted, but please separate from your waste. Same goes for your computers, TVs and electronic equipment.
This is only for Merced residents or people who can show a refuse utility bill. This service is paid for by refuse rate payers so they are the only ones who get to use the service. Proof that you are a City of Merced refuse customer will be required. Your City of Merced garbage bill is best, but a driver’s license, PG&E, AT&T, or Cable bill is acceptable.
Drop off sites are at:
* Merced College (LeHigh Drive lot)
* Merced High (G St. lot)
* Golden Valley High (Childs Ave. lot)
* Merced Fairgrounds (11th and G lot).
Accepted items include:
TV’s, computers, and electronic equipment are accepted.
Tires, but no more than 9 (passenger car tires only). Please remove rim from the tire.
Lawnmowers, weed eaters, and edgers with NO gas or oil in the tank.
Propane tanks that are EMPTY and the nozzle REMOVED.
You may bring your items in a car, truck, van, or a trailer no longer than 12 feet in length.
Treated lumber, including creosote poles and railroad ties (no commercial sources.)
Items not accepted include:
Batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, and other hazardous materials.
Construction or contractor debris.
Material being carried in trailers longer than 12 feet in length.