The desert landscape can be a beautiful place, where you can view sunsets, wildlife, and tires. Yes, you read that right, tires. Many residents in the Victor Valley opt to toss their unwanted tires and other debris in desert areas rather than properly disposing of these items.
This is not only unattractive, but it is also illegal!
Just last Thursday, Heliodoro Escobar Gudino, 45, of Phelan, was caught by a deputy at 6:50 a.m. rolling a tire on La Paz Drive near Fresno Street in the City of Victorville. In the area he was heading toward, five additional tires were recovered. Escobar-Gudino was cited at the scene for the illegal dumping and will be required to be heard in court on a future date. Fines will definitely top the under $14 this would have cost him to legally dispose of the tires at the Phelan or Victorville dumps.
The dump in the City of Victorville or Phelan allows for 300 pounds to be dumped, for under $14. Along with for-cost dumping, cities throughout the Victor Valley have free dump days and/or tire amnesty days.
The City of Adelanto, Hesperia, Victorville and the Town of Apple Valley all provide bulky item pickup from your curb upon request. The City of Hesperia offers four bulky item pickups with up to two items each time. Victorville and Apple Valley offers to pick up two times, up to five items each time. The City of Adelanto offers four bulky item pickups with up to 5 items accepted each time.
Victorville also has a convenient recycling drop off center. Victorville’s Recycling Drop Off Center is located at 15164 Anacapa Road and is open Monday-Friday 8am-4pm and Saturday 8am-12pm. They accept: magazines/catalogs, junk mail, thin cardboard, aluminum and tin food cans, newspaper, phone books, steel cans, aerosol cans, paper bags, shredded paper, glass bottles/jars, plastic bottles/jars, appliances, computers, tvs, clothes, shoes, scrap metal, mattresses, box springs and up to 5 tires. Must show proof of residency.
In addition to this service, the City of Adelanto will be offering a free dump day to residents with an ID, and proof of residency on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at the Adelanto Stadium (formerly Maverick’s Stadium and Heritage Field). Old mattresses, tires, broken furniture, television sets or any other debris can be brought to the stadium for disposal from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Also, this month, the City of Hesperia is also having a tire amnesty day on Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This event takes place across the street from Advance Disposal at 17105 Mesa Street in the City of Hesperia. Those attending should enter from Santa Fe. This event is open only to Hesperia residents with identification. Up to nine tires with rims removed will be accepted during the event.
Also, this month, the City of Hesperia is also having a tire amnesty day on Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This event takes place across the street from Advance Disposal at 17105 Mesa Street in the City of Hesperia. Those attending should enter from Santa Fe. This event is open only to Hesperia residents with identification. Up to nine tires with rims removed will be accepted during the event.
Hazardous Waste can be harmful to the environment and should never be thrown in the trash, green waste bin or blue recycling bin. They also should not be poured down drains or onto the ground. The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center, located at the San Bernardino Fairgrounds east of Desert Knoll Drive on Loves Lane in the City of Victorville will accept these free of charge. The Hazardous Waste Collection Center is open Wednesday and Sunday from 9am-4pm. Just enter the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds in Victorville from 7th Street at Desert Knoll Drive, follow the sign to the Center, off of Loves Lane. Also offered
Also offered is a Stop and Swap program, at the center which allows you to drop off items you do not need, and pick up those you can use for free. Accepted items include; Aerosols (paint, cleaners, lubricants), Antifreeze, Automotive fluids, auto polish and wax, batteries (auto and household), cleaning solution, fluorescent lights, furniture polish and wax, herbicides, medication, mercury thermometers, motor oil, cosmetics, electronic waste, fertilizers, fire extinguishers, oil filters, paint, pesticides, and pool supplies. For more information on HHW Collection Centers or materials accepted, please contact the County of San Bernardino Fire Department Household Hazardous Waste Program at 1-800-645-9228
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