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. The cleanup event takes place from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Two locations are available for Pueblo residents with one at Colorado State University Pueblo (CSU Pueblo) located at 2001 Rawlings Blvd. and the other location at the Colorado State Fairgrounds located 1001 Beulah Ave. Residents are encouraged to enter the CSU Pueblo location using Troy Ave. and Rawlings Blvd. near the ThunderBowl parking lot.
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.
The City’s Director of Public Works, Andrew Hayes, expressed his excitement about the upcoming event. ”These drop-off events are an amazing opportunity for City residents to dispose of household waste, large items, and yard debris at no cost,” said Hayes. “We have seen the demand for this service grow at each of the events we have held over the past two years.”
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. Black Hills Energy will be at the Colorado State Fairgrounds location. In addition to the free trash services for Pueblo residents, individuals may receive a free energy efficiency weatherization kit from Black Hills Energy.
“October is National Weatherization Month and Black Hills Energy is excited to partner with the City of Pueblo to provide home weatherization kits to our Southern Colorado customers. As the colder weather approaches, we’re increasing our efforts with our customers and our community partners to share tips on how to manage energy usage this winter,” said Patti Olenick, Black Hills Energy’s energy efficiency manager. “With a variety of factors impacting our customers’ household budgets, we want to offer solutions that can help provide savings and keep their homes warm.”
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 no-cost one day event, the City of Pueblo is partnering with Waste Connections to assist with additional trash disposal opportunities. Waste Connections will offer half price dump fees at the South Side Landfill at 5715 CO Hwy 78 from Monday, October 16 through Tuesday, October 31. All truckloads must be covered, and the event is open to City of Pueblo residents only.
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.