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Posted on: October 24, 2022

City of Pueblo Partners with Black Hills Energy for Team Up to Clean Up Event Oct. 29

PUEBLO—The City of Pueblo has sponsored another “Team Up to Clean Up” event, offering residents a no-cost and convenient opportunity to dispose of large household items and yard debris at the Colorado State Fairgrounds on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. In addition to the free trash services for Pueblo residents, individuals may receive a free energy efficiency weatherization kit from Black Hills Energy.

“We are glad to again offer this no-cost opportunity for Team Up to Clean Up to our residents this fall,” said Mayor of Pueblo Nick Gradisar. “This effort is supported city-wide with our Public Works Department, Pueblo RecycleWorks and volunteers to help the community clean up their yards, alleyway, garage or neighborhood by disposing of excess trash. The community involvement of Black Hills Energy to provide energy kits to citizens is a welcomed bonus for our citizens during this event.”

The City of Pueblo partnered with Black Hills Energy to assist with outreach and education for the community while Pueblo residents take advantage of this no-cost event.

“As the colder weather approaches, we’re increasing our efforts with Southern Colorado customers and our community partners to share tips on how to manage their energy use, so customers can save energy and money this winter,” said Kellie Ashcraft, Black Hills Energy’s vice president of Colorado operations. “With a variety of factors impacting our customers’ household budgets, we want to offer solutions that can provide savings and peace of mind.”

Entry to the Colorado State Fairgrounds will take place through Gate 3 on Mesa Avenue and Gate 9 on Beulah Avenue. Traffic will be routed through the Fairgrounds to the drop-off location and exit through Gate 5 on Prairie Avenue. Normal traffic patterns may be adjusted in these areas and signs will be posted to help drivers navigate to the entrances at each site.

Each household is limited to one pickup-sized truckload only and residents are encouraged to bring the following: furniture, mattresses, carpet, used tires, yard waste and other large items. Yard waste that is easily packed in trash bags or boxes is preferred. A limit of five tires per household will be accepted and the tires must be removed from the rims.

Vehicles with building materials including concrete, soil, or rocks or any industrial or commercial waste will be turned away. Hazardous materials, appliances, televisions, computers, and other electronics may not be disposed of during this event.

Volunteers are needed with the “Team Up to Clean Up” event for help with unloading items from vehicles, placing items in dumpsters, directing traffic, and for providing information to the public. Volunteers can contact Director of Public Affairs for the City of Pueblo, Haley Sue Robinson at hrobinson@pueblo.us or 719-553-2613 for more information.

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