Mecca and Mesa Verde residents will have the opportunity to dispose of bulky household waste for free on Saturday, it was announced Thursday.

Tires, furniture, appliances, bundled tree limbs and electronic waste are among the items that can be discarded during the two collection events from 8 a.m. to noon.

Mecca residents can drop their items off at the Mecca II Landfill located at 95-250 Avenue 66 and Mesa Verde residents can drop their items off at the Roy Wilson Community Center, 13341 Mesa Drive.

Only nine tires are allowed per trip and residents will need to unload their waste from their vehicle. Only waste from households, not businesses, will be accepted.

Hazardous materials such as batteries, pool chemicals, brake fluids, paint and fluorescent light bulbs will not be accepted.

Anyone who wishes to dispose of such hazardous waste can do so at the county facility in Palm Springs, at 1100 Vella Road, which is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

Additional information can be found at rcwaste.org or by calling 951-486-3200.

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