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Caltrans, City of Carson join forces for July 9 Dump Day


As part of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s $1.1 billion Clean California program, the City of Carson, Caltrans and Assemblymember Mike Gipson’s office are joining forces to host a free public Dump Day for all Carson residents on Saturday, July 9 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., or until capacity is reached at the site.

Residents are invited to drop off their bulky items and household waste at the Carson City Hall parking lot, 701 E. Carson St.

Dump Day events discourage illegal dumping along highways and roads by giving communities a convenient place to dispose of bulky items safely, properly, and at no cost. No commercial drop-offs are allowed.

This free Dump Day collection is limited to household items such as old furniture, mattresses, and carpeting.

Items not accepted include: car tires, tire carcasses, tire split rims, refrigerators, air conditioners, batteries, propane cylinders, oil or petroleum, contaminated products, vehicles or vehicle engine parts, sand, liquid waste, salt/brine, detergents, used needles/sharps containers, medicine, fluorescent bulbs or tubes, chemical containers, hazardous waste, paint containers, electronics, treated wood, contaminated dirt, sewage or asbestos.

Over three years, Clean California will remove an additional 1.2 million cubic yards, or 21,000 tons, of trash from the state system alone – enough to fill the Rose Bowl three times over. The initiative has already resulted in 6,300 tons of litter removed from the State Highway System.

Caltrans reminds motorists to properly secure and tarp all cargo loads prior to driving. Transporting unsecured loads is unsafe, illegal, and pollutes California’s roads and waterways. Loads that are not tied down, enclosed, or secured by tarps or other means, will not be accepted.

More information is available by contacting Ann Trac at (213) 200-1915. To learn more about Clean California’s role in transforming communities, visit