PUEBLO— The City of Pueblo announced the spring “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. The event takes place on Saturday, May 6 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 and light bulbs from Black Hills Energy while supplies last.
“The City of Pueblo is happy to offer this no-cost event to the public to make clean up and dumping trash more convenient,” said Director of Public Works Andrew Hayes. “This event was very successful last year, and we know residents look forward to this opportunity.”
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.
In addition to the “Team Up to Clean Up” event the City of Pueblo has partnered with Waste Connections from May 8 until May 20 for the spring clean up “Discount Days.” This offers 50% discounts for City of Pueblo residents to utilize the Waste Connections Southside Landfill to make dumping more affordable. Solid waste, trash, yard trimmings, mattresses and box springs are accepted. All loads must be covered and secured to receive the discount.
“We are glad to partner with the Waste Connections Southside Landfill to make dumping more affordable to our residents,” said Hayes. “Citizens just need to bring a valid photo ID or ID with current utility bill to take advantage of this offer.”
Waste Connection Southside Landfill hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Saturday beginning at 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Appliances, electronics, liquids, paint, tires, hazardous waste, construction demolition or roofing materials are not permitted as part of this discount offering. Both the spring clean up “Discount Days” and the “Team Up to Clean Up” event strive to relieve the cost burden of trash disposal.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-553-2613 for more information.
Team Up to Clean Up Flyer