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The City of Temecula Helps Residents With Spring Cleaning

Event Details:

  • What: City-Wide Clean-Up Day
  • When: Saturday, April 23, 2016
    8:00am - 2:00pm
  • Where: Chaparral High School

This article was originally published on April 23, 2015. It has been updated with new information for the 2016 event.

When my youngest daughter was about three years old, I used to dread Tuesday morning because the moment she heard the CR&R garbage or recycle truck coming down the street, she’d fly out of bed and call for me to open the door and let her wave at her friend in the driver’s seat. Not that I minded saying hello to the gentlemen that helped keep our neighborhood clean, it was just really early in the morning.

But what happens when you have a ton of stuff piling up in your garage that you just can’t fit into the can on the street? The City of Temecula and CR&R Waste Services have teamed up again for City-wide Clean-Up Day; an event to help the community get rid of unwanted items that aren’t accepted during regular curbside service.

On Saturday, April 23rd from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm at Chaparral High School, Temecula residents have the chance to dispose of household waste and large debris in one easy location.

The following items WILL be accepted:

  • Large Bulky Items
  • Green Waste
  • Motor Oil
  • Anti-Freeze
  • E-Waste (Household Electronics)
  • Car Batteries (two per resident, per visit)
  • Small (empty) Gas Operated Equipment

The following items WILL NOT be accepted:

  • Household Batteries
  • Chemicals
  • Empty Drums
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs
  • Any Type of Paint
  • Pesticides
  • Thermostats
  • Solvents/Gasoline
  • Sharps/Needles
  • Tires
  • Other Hazardous Waste

This waste removal service is available to Temecula residents only and proof of residency, such as a California driver’s license, California ID card, recent utility bill, or property tax statement, is required.

So gather up all your junk and head to the City of Temecula’s City-wide Clean-Up Day this Saturday. I know I’ll be there. It’s about time I got rid of all that baby furniture and the artificial ficus.

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Holly has been covering arts & entertainment in the Temecula Valley for as long as she has been a part of the community. She loves San Diego sports almost as much as she loves her family.


  1. Patti Brown Daul
    April 23, 2015 at 6:35 pm — Reply

    Michael Daul

  2. Michael Jack Prewitt
    April 22, 2016 at 6:40 pm — Reply

    Stop picking up trash at 5:00 in the morning. How about 7:00 that would work

    • Angelica Davis
      April 22, 2016 at 7:17 pm — Reply

      En zona residencial no tienen que entrar hasta las 7:00 a.m. y no hacen caso, aqui andan a las 6:30 de la mañana, el de la barredora en vez de limpiar deja las calles mas sucias, no pone agua en la barredora y anda empolvando todos los carros y personas que se encuentran caminando, ya puse la queja y no hacen caso tendre que ir a las oficinas de la ciudad.

    • Michael Jack Prewitt
      April 22, 2016 at 7:43 pm — Reply

      I thinks it rude I work 60 hours a week and yes that last hour of sleep is needed.

  3. Lydia Ramirez Castro
    April 22, 2016 at 8:08 pm — Reply

    My husband works for CR&R and also puts in 60+ hours of work?

  4. Debbie McConnell Lindbeck
    April 23, 2016 at 6:45 am — Reply

    Tom Mueller

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