Saturday marked the beginning of the annual Mountain View Neighborhood Cleanup, run by a handful of volunteers in a new location off Mountain View Drive.
More than 50 trucks pulled through the gates of the lot throughout the early afternoon, hauling old mattresses and bags of debris and broken refrigerators. The cleanup, located at the former John’s RV site, continues through May 9, and the drop-off lot is open to neighborhood locals from noon until 7 p.m. daily through May 8.
People can dump anything from furniture to appliances, except paint, electronics and hazardous material. You must provide proof of address, too. The cleanup lot is only open to Mountain View residents living north of the Glenn Highway.
Last year, the cleanup removed about 200 tons of garbage from the neighborhood.
It couldn’t happen without volunteers.
The weeklong tradition is expected to cost around $15,000, according to Mountain View Community Council President Daniel George. The community council recieved state grant funding to host the event, but it relies on volunteers to organize the pickups and oversee the lot. Interested? Sign up in person at 3543 Mountain View Dr. during cleanup hours.
For those unable to make it to the drop-off site, a door-to-door pickup is scheduled for May 6 — just place clearly marked trash items on the curb Tuesday night.