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Get your clean on

Adam Jensen

The trashiest event of the summer comes to the South Shore this weekend, but it’s not what you may think.

Clean Tahoe is once again sponsoring a Community Cleanup Day, where California residents can get rid of a truckload of refuse for the discounted price of $5. Nevada residents will be charged $10 per load.

Residents of California receive the discount because the Clean Tahoe program is supported by El Dorado County funds.

New to the event this year is Clean Tahoe’s bicycle refurbishing in conjunction with “Cycle ReCycle Tahoe.” Bikes will be accepted at Saturday’s event, brought back up to speed, and donated to South Lake Tahoe Family Resource Center.

E-waste, like computers and televisions, as well as up to nine tires also can be disposed of on Saturday at no additional cost.

Items containing freon, like refrigerators and freezers, may be disposed of for the additional fee of $15, which is $16 less than the normal disposal fee, according to a Clean Tahoe press statement.

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Cleanup day is for residential dumping only. Heavy construction materials like concrete, asphalt, roofing materials and dirt will not be accepted at the event, and pine needles should left curbside on regular trash days to be disposed of by South Tahoe Refuse, according to the press statement.

The popularity of the event has drawn crowds in the past, but organizers are looking to keep the line moving this year.

“We’re working really hard to make it quick,” said Ellen Nunes, program manager for Clean Tahoe since January. “We need volunteers to help unload vehicles. I’ll pay for your lunch if you volunteer for the day.”

Gates for the event will close promptly at 4 p.m. in order for the waste to be sorted, but vehicles in line by that time will be allowed to drop off their loads.

Late arrivals will be turned away, according to the press statement.

For more information about the event, including assistance for seniors, call Nunes at (530) 544-4210.

Community Cleanup Day

Who: Clean Tahoe

When: Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: South Tahoe Refuse Transfer Station, 2140 Ruth Ave., South Lake Tahoe

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