Here’s how you can get rid of garbage, household items in Placerville


PLACEVILLE, CA (KTXL) – A “Discharge Day” will take place in Placerville on September 24, giving residents the chance to get rid of large amounts of trash for free.

The event is part of a Caltrans Clean California Initiative which is an effort to keep state highways litter-free. The September 24 event will take place at the Placerville Maintenance Station at 3065 Blairs Lane from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until capacity is reached.

Caltrans District 3 is the event organizer, and the Placerville event is one of four “dump days” remaining on its schedule. Caltrans said it has staff on site to accept approved household waste and debris free of charge, according to an event prospectus.

Garbage and scrap that will be accepted on a restricted basis are metal, plastic, fiberglass, fabric, glass, untreated wood and landscape trim. Caltrans will also accept electronic waste such as televisions, computer monitors and accessories, VCRs, CD/DVD players, stereo equipment and microwaves.

Residents will be limited to a maximum of four e-waste per vehicle. Appliances are also accepted.

Caltrans also accepts tires, six per vehicle, and they must be removed from the wheels. Mattresses, box springs and futon mattresses are also acceptable and these must be detached from the frame at the base and up to four are permitted per vehicle.

According to Caltrans, the following items will not be accepted at the event:

  • Treated wood waste
  • Concrete, earth, rocks, asphalt, sand, brick or building materials
  • Asbestos of all types
  • Compressed gas
  • Hazardous waste of any type, including paint, batteries, oils, acids, sprays, household chemicals, corrosives or hazardous bases.

Caltrans District 3 is scheduled to hold “Dump Day” events in Marysville on October 15, West Sacramento on November 5 and Willows on December 17.

Caltrans District 3 has been holding “Dump Day” events in the Northern California counties it encompasses since 2021.


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