Perris residents can discard house, garage and backyard waste at the City’s annual community cleanup Sept. 16 and at the same time dispose of bills, documents and other confidential records at a massive “shred‑a‑thon.”
The “Fall 2017 Cleanup” takes place from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16.
Residents can drop off household trash, furniture, beds, metal, green waste, carpeting, glass and plastic refuse at the Orange Empire Railway Museum, 2201 South A Street. E-waste and tires also will be accepted but flammable liquids, paints, oils, turpentine or other hazardous waste are not allowed.
The Perris Department of Code Enforcement simultaneously will be hosting the shred-a-thon at its location on the City Hall Campus, 121 North D Street.
Proof of Perris residency—such as a driver’s license, utility bill, state identification or tax statement—is required to participate.
Still more options await Perris residents interested in disposing of refuse.
The City’s waste disposal contractor, CR&R Incorporated, will be open to Perris residents Sept. 11 to Sept. 15 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. Residents will be able to drop off a total of two loads for the entire week and will have the opportunity to pick up a free load of compost. CR&R is located at 1706 Goetz Road.
Perris Code Enforcement Supervisor Robert Trejo said the multiples cleanups and shred-a-thon provide a great opportunity for a major autumn clean-up of home, garage and yard.
“It’s important to take advantage of this,” he said. “It’s in everybody’s interest to have a beautiful and clean Perris. It means cleaner neighborhoods, increased property values and a better quality of life.”
Trejo said that since moving the Code Enforcement Division in-house from Riverside County five months ago, the City team has concentrated on removing unlawful signage, overgrown weeds and blighted properties along commercial corridors in Downtown Perris.
Code enforcement officers also are working with Perris Police as part of an “abatement task force” to encourage property owners to clean up and secure blighted and abandoned properties around the City, Trejo said. And code enforcement officers have teamed up with law enforcement, faith-based and non-profit agencies to place homeless residents in shelters.
“We are determined to do our best to make Perris a great City to live in,” he said.