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County Brings “Clean Up Day” to El Modena Community

ORANGE, CA- The County of Orange’s OC Planning Neighborhood Preservation team joins OC Waste & Recycling and Supervisor Todd Spitzer to invite all volunteers to kick off 2013 with the El Modena Community Clean up Day. This event will be held at the El Modena Community Center at 18672 E. Center in Orange on Saturday, February 23, 2013. The event begins at 8:00 a.m. and continues until trash receptacles are full.

“This is a great opportunity to show pride in our communities – and to get rid of that extra junk in your garage,” said Supervisor Spitzer. “A special thank you to the organizers, especially OC Planning’s Neighborhood Preservation and OC Waste and Recycling.”

This event provides the opportunity to remove trash and debris from the El Modena community, while working alongside residents with the shared goal of a safer, cleaner and improved community. Six drop locations, sponsored by OC Waste & Recycling, will be provided for El Modena residents to bring large household items free of charge for disposal or recycling. Common household items include: sofas, chairs, desks, tables, shelving units, mattresses, refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers, water heaters, ovens, lawn furniture and children's toys.

The drop locations are as follows:

18672 E. Center Street
18622 Vine Street
18826 Springs Avenue
18801 Vine Street
18972 Center Street
11371 Church Street

Household hazardous waste cannot be accepted at this event. To dispose of oil, paint, batteries and similar chemicals please visit one of Orange County’s four Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers. The closest one is located at 1071 N. Blue Gum Street, Anaheim, CA 92806.  This is a FREE service.  The County’s Collection Centers are open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information about household hazardous waste disposal is available at 714-834-4000 and at

Other items that are not allowed include:
Concrete, asphalt, dirt, tree trunks tires and junk automobiles.

For further information on Community Clean Up Day, please contact Cora Villegas at 714-667-8851 or Erica Carlos at 714-667-8893.

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