Mecca residents can drop off their bulky waste for free at a local landfill on Saturday, it was announced Thursday.

Tires, furniture, appliances and electronic waste are among the items allowed at the drop-off slated for the Mecca II Landfill at 95-250 Avenue 66, from 8 a.m. to noon, or until bins are full.

“I am very glad that community cleanups are resuming after the summer months, with new precautions in place to limit contact and keep everyone safe,” Riverside County Supervisor Manuel Perez said. “These cleanups help the community. Many people might have items that have accumulated over the past few months that they need to dispose of. This is a resource that is available that helps keep our communities clean.”

Hazardous materials will 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 Mecca Community Clean-Up 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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