Spring Season – “Spring Clean-Up Week 2023” established on Edwards AFB

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  • By 412th Civil Engineering Group
  • 412th Test Wing Public Affairs

Winter is finally over and Spring has arrived!  Despite the cold mornings or the blustery winds we have battled, the weather is definitely turning warmer.  Just like the things we do every year at home, clearing winter debris blown into our yards or removing dead plants and weeds, at Edwards AFB we have an annual event known as “Spring Clean-Up Week”.

Brigadier General Matthew Higer, Commander, 412th Test Wing has announced that “Spring Clean-Up Week” will be 24 – 28 April 2023 and needs support from all personnel to make this happen.  The accumulation of trash is not only an eyesore, but also increases fire hazard potential.  Our strong winds create large accumulations of trash, brush and other debris.  It is important that each of us take time to do our part in cleaning up the areas where we live and work to ensure Edwards AFB looks nice and stays that way.

To ensure compliance with base standards, Facility Managers are encouraged to use this week for general interior and exterior housekeeping and to perform small self-improvement projects.  Facility Managers may contact the 412th Civil Engineering Group U-Fix-It Store located in Building 3500 to obtain self-help materials such as trash bags, rakes, etc.  The U-Fix-It Store hours of operation are Monday through Friday 0700-1530 and may be reached by calling 277-2659.  If Facility Managers require bulk-waste collection for large item disposal, they should contact the 412 CEG Requirements and Optimization Office at 277-3330 to coordinate pick-up.  Facility Managers may call the HAZMAT Pharmacy located in Building 3513 at 277-0128 regarding the disposal of hazardous materials (paint, chemicals, fluorescent light bulbs and batteries, etc.).

Housing residents who live in Mayroad Housing may pick up household supplies such as air filters and light bulbs at the Community Center located at 1365 Fitzgerald Blvd.  Hazardous household materials can be disposed of at Mayroad Housing, Building 6696.  Housing residents are reminded that recyclable items and green waste must be placed in the appropriate containers.  If housing residents place trash or garbage in plastic bags or boxes, please remember the 50-pound weight limit.  If recycling televisions, please call for prior approval.  Bulk and recycling pickup will be on the regularly scheduled days throughout “Spring Clean-Up Week”.  For additional information please contact Mayroad Housing at (661) 385-6060.

The Base Landfill (Building 7900) is a state-certified redemption center and authorized to reimburse customers for their California Redemption Value (CRV) deposits paid on aluminum, glass and plastic drink containers at the time of purchase.  They also recycle non-CRV items such as cardboard, paper, newspaper magazines, scrap metal and styrofoam.  Recycling hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 0630-1630 and Saturdays from 0730-1030.  Additionally, consider donating reusable household items to the Airman’s Attic or Thrift Store.