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Waste Management and the City of Solvang to host “2014 Annual Community Clean Up” for residents


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 and the City of Solvang will be hosting an annual Community Clean Up day to provide City of Solvang residents 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 City of Solvang residents only. No appointment necessary. Proof of address required with a matching billing notice.

WHEN: Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Oak Street Public Park Parking Lot #4

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 of 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 Diane Christensen at the City of Solvang, 805-688-5575.

ABOUT WASTE MANAGEMENT

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.

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