Hundreds of vehicles piled into the Canyon Lake Community Church parking lot on Saturday for Canyon Lake’s City-Wide Clean Up, sponsored by the City of Canyon Lake and CR&R. Everything from old furniture and washing machines to motor oil and tires was dumped. City and CR&R staff were on hand to assist. “This event has been growing each year and we are very grateful to CR&R for its strong partnership and tremendous support put out for this event,” said Canyon Lake Mayor Vickie Warren. “They always do a great job.”
The turnout was much larger than in previous years and at times the line stretched down Railroad Canyon Rd. to the Towne Center. According to city representatives, to better accommodate the residents of Canyon Lake, next year’s clean up will be reserved for those residing within the city limits. Proof of residency, in the form of POA card or driver’s license, will be required.
Although the lines were long, several people who attended said the event was well organized. “Even though it was busy, my husband thought it was run well,” said Janine Pennell. “We did two trips. It was worth the wait to dump for free,” said Kylie Jennings.
“We are especially proud and want to send our deepest thanks to the City of Canyon Lake staff members who braved the heat, worked quickly through the crowds and cheerfully endured the occasional less-than-cheerful patron,” said Mayor Warren. “Mike Feeney, Gina Dickson, Ruby Manzano and Dawn Ecclefield you are absolutely amazing and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your outstanding service.”