Home Page

Wide range of drop-off possibilities at annual Dump & Donate Day June 6 at Coronado

A line of cars waits to drop off old paint at the Dump & Donate Day in 2013. The station was manned by El Paso County staffers, as will be the case again at the 11th annual event at Coronado High June 6.
Westside Pioneer file photo
       Westsiders will have a close-by location to drop off recyclables and other unneeded things during the 11th annual Dump & Donate Day Saturday, June 6.
       The opportunity, sponsored by Harris Group Realty Inc. and North American Title Co., will be in the Coronado High School parking lot, 1590 W. Filllmore St., from 9 a.m. to noon.
       “This event is a wonderful opportunity for our area residents to clean out their homes and garages, and to clear their property of landscaping debris,” said Natalie Koonce, vice president, Southern Colorado manager, North American Title Co. “We are proud to work with Harris Group Realty and all of our other partners to provide these free and low-cost services.”
       Through the rest of the year, locations to recycle or drop off unwanted items are scattered around the city, with hazardous waste taken by El Paso County only at its special facility on the east side. Dump & Donate Day was originated by Harris as a community service for the Westside.
       Here are the available dump/drop-off possibilities June 6 (no charge except where noted):
       - Dumpsters for waste, garbage and on-site paper shredding.
       - Chipping machine. Manned by Colorado Springs firefighters, it will take tree branches up to 9 inches in diameter.
       - Hazardous/chemical-related wastes. This station, overseen by El Paso County specialists will accept the following: paints, lawn and garden liquids, household liquids (such as cooking oil), automotive liquids (but not motor oil), car batteries, medical waste (such as pills and liquids), CDs/DVDs, tapes, and game cartridges.
       Also during the event, a local business (Colorado Mattress Company) will take the following:
       - Appliances and household machines (such as vacuum cleaners, toasters, washers, dryers, stove and microwaves).
       - Office items (such as metal desks, chairs and filing cabinets).
       - Outdoor items (such as barbecue grills, trampolines and swing sets).
       - Electronics. Computer towers and components, memory and processors, printers, scanners, fax machines and stereo equipment.
       - Note: A FEE will be charged to take computer monitors and TVs.
       - Phone books and cardboard.
       - Artificial Christmas trees.
       - Unwanted household items. These can be donated to Springs Rescue Mission. The nonprofit, which helps the needy, also will accept donations of cash or checks.
       FEE ITEMS - Mattresses, box springs, couches, chairs, TVs, monitors.
       ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED - tires, fluorescent bulbs, motor oil and containers larger than 5 gallons.
       For more information, go to http://nat.com/dumpanddonate.

Westside Pioneer/press release/website
(Posted 5/27/15; Schools: Coronado)

Would you like to respond to this article? The Westside Pioneer welcomes letters at editor@westsidepioneer.com. (Click here for letter-writing criteria.)