Are you cleaning out your garage? Do you need to get rid of old cellphones, batteries, printers or other electronics? Are there piles of files that you do not know what to do with at home or at your office?
Then you should take advantage of one of five different events Waste Management has planned in April and May to celebrate Keep Lodi Beautiful Month.
The events are part of the Great American Cleanup campaign that includes more than 10,000 communities nationwide.
The month started with the citywide garage sale last weekend and celebrating Arbor Day on Saturday, spokeswoman Jennelle Bechthold said.
"We are proud to provide the city of Lodi our Keep Lodi Beautiful events because our mission as Waste Management is to keep our communities clean through our waste and recycling programs," she said.
Below is a list of the rest of the events for the month:
Get rid of your electronics
When and where: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 14 at Waste Management Transfer Station, 1333 E. Turner Road.
Summary: Waste Management will allow people to drop off any electronic or universal waste for free.
What can I get rid of? Acceptable items include radios, stereos, VCRs, microwaves, cellphones, telephones, answering machines, batteries (not including car batteries), televisions, computer monitors, laptops, computer processing units, printers, fluorescent lamps and mercury thermometers.
Divert your trash from the landfill
When and where: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 21 at the Transfer Station.
Summary: Waste Management will host Dollar Diversion Day, which is a new version of Dollar Dump Day. The difference this year is that Waste Management will have an area for recyclable goods to divert those times from being dumped in the landfill, Bechthold said.
What can I get rid of? For $1, people can drop off both the recyclable and waste materials. Some of the recyclable items include wood, metal, concrete, cardboard and green waste.
Pitch the files
When and where: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 23 to 27 at the Transfer Station.
Summary: Clean out your files and take them to the station where they will immediately go into the baler.
What can I get rid of? People should bring computer paper, folders or any other type of mixed paper.
Curb your trash
When and where: During the day for your regular trash pickup from April 30 to May 4.
Summary: Residents can put the equivalent of up to six 32-gallon bags or boxes in front of their house on their regular trash day.
What can I get rid of? All items must be bagged, bundled, boxed or containerized and weigh less than 50 pounds each. Waste Management will not accept hazardous waste, tires, dirt, sod, rocks or concrete.
Chuck your hazardous waste
When and where: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 5.
Summary: Residents can get rid of any items with chemicals that might be considered a hazardous substance. These items can be poisonous, corrosive, explosive or ignitable, and are illegal to put in the trash, down the storm drains or kitchen sink or on the ground.
What can I get rid of? People can take in motor oil, chlorine bleach, oven cleaner, floor polish and pool chemicals.