Residents living in unincorporated communities near Desert Hot Springs can drop off used tires and unwanted paper for free at a disposal event scheduled for this weekend, it was announced Thursday.

Five boxes of documents for shredding, and up to nine tires without rims, will be accepted at the drop-off set for 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday. The event will be held at the Riverside County Transportation Department’s Maintenance Yard, located at 19-003 Bennett Road.

The event was organized for residents living in the communities of Desert Edge, Sky Valley and Thousand Palms, as well as residents living adjacent to Desert Hot Springs.

Unlike similar events that typically accept bulky and electronic waste, this event is specifically for paper and tires.

Hazardous materials will also be turned away, including batteries, transmission and brake fluids, fertilizers, gasoline, motor parts and fluorescent light bulbs. Those materials can instead be taken to a county drop-off location in Palm Springs, at 1100 Vella Road, which is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

The free event is hosted by the Riverside County Department of Waste Resources and Burrtec Waste & Recycling Services.

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

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