Apple Valley to hold neighborhood cleanup

By on January 13, 2020

Apple Valley will hold its first neighborhood cleanup of 2020 Jan. 18 at Lion’s Park.

The event will last from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until the bins are filled, according to a statement on the town’s website.

Items will be accepted for free, with all town residents encouraged to participate. Previous cleanups were designed to help areas identified as blighted.

Last year, Apple Valley Code Enforcement collected approximately 674,500 pounds of yard waste, household trash, broken small appliances, furniture, metal and other items at six Community Clean-up events, all at Lion’s Park. 

That was up from roughly 520,000 pounds collected in 2018.

“So many pounds of debris and trash were collected that could otherwise have potentially ended up in our desert,” Code Enforcement Manager Guy Eisenbrey said of the 2019 cleanups. “By opening them up town-wide, we have seen a reduction of illegal dumping in our area.”

Code enforcement has scheduled cleanups for March 7, May 16, July 18, October 17 and Nov. 7. 

Tire and television sets will not be accepted at Lion’s Park. However, household hazardous waste may be disposed of at the Public Works yard, 13450 Nomwaket Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

Lion’s Park is on South Outer Highway 18 just east of Dale Evans Parkway.  For more information about the neighborhood cleanup events visit www.AVCode.org.