Clean-up Mammoth

mammothTown Clean-Up Day: Saturday, May 19

New this year, the Town, in partnership with Mammoth Disposal and Sierra Conservation Project, will set-up eight (8) Town Clean Up Day Stations conveniently located throughout Town. Each station will accept trash/recycling material and green waste. No food waste or construction material please.

View the detailed map identifying the eight stations, open from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2012. Mammoth Creek Park will be the hub for Town Clean-Up Day activities where you can get maps and directions to the eight stations located at: Mammoth Disposal Transfer Station, Fire Station 1 & 2, Canyon & Eagle Lodge, Mammoth Lakes Community Center, and 2 locations in Sierra Valley sites.

The Town and Mammoth Disposal will NOT be distributing or collecting orange trash bags this year. Please purchase your yard-waste bags from local businesses, including the Do-It Center or ACE Hardware.

“Town Clean-Up Day is an immense undertaking that would not be possible without the generous support of our many partners, along with the willingness of the community to pitch in and clean-up their neighborhood,” commented Stuart Brown, Recreation Manager for the Town of Mammoth Lakes.

Please do not leave filled bags on the side of the road. These items will not be collected by Town staff or Mammoth Disposal. Please deliver these items to the eight (8) Town Clean-Up Day Stations conveniently located throughout Town, or directly to the Mammoth Disposal Transfer Station at 59 Commerce Drive.

The USFS and MLFD will recycle green waste, such as: pine cones, needles, and tree limbs less than 12” in diameter. FREE of charge on Saturday, May 19, 2012 between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the Mammoth Disposal Transfer Station.

Town Clean-Up Day is proudly supported by the Town of Mammoth Lakes, County of Mono, Mammoth Disposal, Sierra Conservation Project, United States Forest Service, Mammoth Lakes Fire District, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, and the Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce.

For additional information on Town Clean-Up Day or to volunteer your group or organization to clean up an area of Town, contact Recreation Supervisor John Connolly at (760) 934-8989 ext. 234, or to arrange for collection of abandoned vehicles, please contact Sr. Building Inspector Johnny Goetz at (760) 934-8989 ext. 244.

Keep on the look-out for more information about Town Clean-Up Day, and the Town thanks you in advance for taking pride in your community.


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47 Responses to Clean-up Mammoth

  1. Just the facts May 15, 2012 at 3:48 pm #

    No picnic afterwards?
    Don’t tell me the free-loaders last year ruined it for everyone.
    What a world.
    What a world.

    • Dingo May 15, 2012 at 5:02 pm #

      Always the few who ruin it for the rest. But I think that 43 million $$$ dept may have something to do with it. Its not the world, its the people who live in the world.

    • Wayne Deja May 15, 2012 at 8:33 pm #

      WHAT???…Free-loaders in Mammoth Lakes,California ?…..Say it ain’t so !!!

      • Uff-Da May 16, 2012 at 10:08 am #

        Yes Wayne, and most of them only speak Spanish.

        • Tourbillon May 16, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

          Not defending illegals Uff, just saying that from personal experience, the only Spanish speakers I know in Mammoth work their tails off. And it isn’t as though I’m unaware of free-loaders.

          • Ken Warner May 17, 2012 at 9:48 am #

            Agreed! I don’t know where the idea of “free loading” comes from. Will someone please tell me how I can get stuff for free? I’m tired of paying for everything and I’ve looked for free stuff — can’t find any.

          • Terry May 17, 2012 at 3:57 pm #

            Ken- Someone just crossing the border with their two kids and one on the way can walk into the ER, give birth and walk away owing nothing. They can also place all their kids into the public school system free of charge without ever having paid a dime in taxes. That is just the beginning. I have seen the lines at WIC, the food pantry etc. Uff-da is spot on, although not ‘politically correct’.

        • sierragrl May 16, 2012 at 8:56 pm #

          you’re way off base with that comment, Wayne. I’m sure there are spanish speaking freeloaders, but in no way are they a majority. Check out Bishop, tell me who the major freeloaders are there….I’ll give you a hint…they ain’t brown.

          • Wayne Deja May 17, 2012 at 10:35 am #

            sierragirl…You got me mixed up with another commenter..Uff-da is the one that’s way off base…and racist,with his comment…not me.

        • Wayne Deja May 17, 2012 at 10:33 am #

          Not in the town of Lone Pine !!!….The ones that speak Spanish….THEY are,in most cases,the ones that do the work the others choose not to do.The free-loaders are sitting around,or riding their bicycles waiting on a $17.00 per hour job to go to….And if one happens to come along for them,they get ONE paycheck,and then there back to sitting around…or riding their bicycles..untill the money runs out.

        • Big AL May 17, 2012 at 8:48 pm #

          Uff-DA …. duh … free loaders come in all colors.

        • esfotoguy May 20, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

          as someone who organized, set up, cooked for the helpers in June Lake….the majority of the helpers were hispanic…..the lazy drunkpotheadslackers99%ers were at home sleeping it off… at 12pm

          • Wayne Deja May 20, 2012 at 5:31 pm #

            esfotoguy….and then,the Hispanics, after helping with things, probably having to clean up the mess the lazy drunkpotheadslackers left for them to clean up…whileTHEY were home sleeping it off in their one-bedroom apartments they share with 5 or 6 of their other drunkpotheadslacker friends in town.And when they finally come around the next day…to start it all over again….blaming the Hispanics for trashing their town,and ruining it for all the locals.

  2. Just the facts May 15, 2012 at 7:49 pm #

    Okay Dingo. Have it your way.
    What a group of people.
    What a group of people.

    Another nice community gathering down the drain.

    • Problem Solved May 16, 2012 at 6:36 am #

      Just the facts,

      If you’re not bitching or complaining, you’re asleep !!!!

      • Just the facts May 16, 2012 at 10:58 am #

        I think I’ll take some quality time and focus on just what the F______ “Problem Solved”‘s is getting at with such a profound and thought-provoking comment.

        Unfortunately, this format is a cheap therapy session for a lot of people (so they think).

        So, fire away, Problem!

    • Wayne Deja May 17, 2012 at 3:51 pm #

      Hey Rob….When was the last time you saw a gal like that WILLING to clean rooms in Mammoth ?….The mentality nowdays…for many….don’t pay $ 17.00 an hour ?…forget it !!!..They ain’t working for less than that !! ..and it’s a big reason for the high-unemployment % everyone wants to blame President Obama for..Why work for $12.00 an hour when you can collect unemployment for almost 2 years…mooch off of others…and work some under the table too.

      • Ken Warner May 17, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

        This idea that you can collect unemployment for 2 years without having worked is a fabrication from the right wing noise machine.

        Unemployment compensation is gauged on how much you have worked in the past and how much you earned. And what you get as unemployment compensation is barely enough to keep you alive.

        Check the facts and print them out here to prove me wrong. I’m always willing to learn some thing new or correct misconceptions.

      • Rob May 18, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

        check this out Wayne

        The last time I saw a gal like that cleaning hotel rooms was 1982 at the Bishop Inn.
        She works at Tom’s Place now, still real cute too. 😉

        • Trouble May 18, 2012 at 6:10 pm #

          Rob- that video really makes a person think. Thanks!

  3. upthecreek May 15, 2012 at 9:41 pm #

    after they clean up the town… need to clean up the town council and town offices.

    • Rob May 16, 2012 at 9:42 am #

      Lip stick on a pig

  4. Just the facts May 17, 2012 at 10:05 am #

    Too bad there isn’t a way to receive a ticket with the garbage bag or something.

    The get together at the park was one of the nicer community gatherings of Mammoth Lakes.

  5. Ken Warner May 17, 2012 at 6:55 pm #

    This deserves special attention:

    “Ken- Someone just crossing the border with their two kids and one on the way can walk into the ER, give birth and walk away owing nothing. They can also place all their kids into the public school system free of charge without ever having paid a dime in taxes. That is just the beginning. I have seen the lines at WIC, the food pantry etc. Uff-da is spot on, although not ‘politically correct’.”

    Now lets look close at the above statement. So a pregnant woman with two kids walks across the border somewhere in the desert and some how magically appears in our ER 600 miles (or more) away from her border crossing and then just puts her kids in our school and then what? What does she and her children eat? How does she keep her family from freezing? How does she get her family to all the lines of free stuff that seem to be everywhere except that I can’t find them.

    And the people standing in those lines, you think they like that idea that the are so broke they need handouts to survive? Regardless of what you think, there’s not many people who like being dependent on public services.

    Those who are dependent on public services have a reason. Either mental health or drugs or alcohol or just plain bad luck. And I’m glad that kind of bare minimum social safety net exists. The alternative would be a massive increase in crime because people with out alternatives will do what they need to survive. And that includes you….

    But flesh your scenario out a little more. Where does this woman and her children go to the bathroom? What does she do for clothing? 600 miles on foot probably wore out her shoes. What does she do for shoes?

    And in the mean time, No ICE? No social services intercedes? The hospital can’t see her giving birth like she’s some sort of stealth reproductive machine? The Mono County Dept of Education doesn’t notice shoeless, starving, dirty children in their classrooms?

    What you described is of course possible but highly unlikely to be any sort of norm.

    Or prove me wrong. Show us the statistics on how often pregnant women walk across the border to give birth in our ER and then put their three children in school while living on the sidewalk in front of the school.

  6. Ken Warner May 17, 2012 at 7:20 pm #

    Here’s the FAQ about unemployment insurance that all those free loaders collect. By the way, that free loader must have earned over $11,000 in a QUARTER to qualify for maximum benefits. Who knew free loaders could get such a good paying job?

    In particular, these three clauses are interesting:

    How are UI benefits calculated?

    Benefits are calculated using an individual’s earnings during a specific 12 month period (this is called a base period). The base period begins approximately 15-17 months prior to the date the claim is filed. The amount paid each week is calculated based on the calendar quarter with the highest earnings during the base period.

    How much do claimants receive?

    Weekly benefit amounts range from a minimum of $40 to a maximum of $450 depending on the claimant’s quarterly earnings. To qualify for the maximum amount each week ($450) an individual must earn at least $11,674.01 in a calendar quarter during the base period (an individual’s earnings during a specific 12 month period).

    How long do UI benefits last?

    A claim is effective for one year. During the year claimants can receive from 12-26 weeks of full benefits. The number of weeks varies, based on total earnings during the base period (an individual’s earnings during a 12 month period). During periods of high unemployment, additional benefits may be granted by Congress, or the State Legislature.

  7. Just the facts May 18, 2012 at 8:29 am #

    Ouch! Never thought my comment regarding no post-cleanup party at the park this year would morph into something totally different.

    Must be an election year.

    • Big AL May 19, 2012 at 10:51 pm #

      It happens easily

  8. Send them the bill May 18, 2012 at 3:06 pm #

    Since it’s the winter visitors from the south who are most responsible for the indiscriminate and wanton trashing of our town – why not compute how much time it takes for the good citizens of Mammoth to pick up after the pigs and send a minimum wage bill to L.A.?
    If the bill is ignored – no problem – bill Gregory.

    • Rob May 19, 2012 at 6:10 am #

      I’m not buying the winter vistors trash the town, explain?

      And what about everyone who lives in town that can’t figure out how to close a bear proof dumpster?

      How’d you figure out it was winter tourist from down South who brought that couch to Mammoth and dumped it out in the meadow a few years back?

  9. Wayne Deja May 19, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

    Rob…I think what “send them the bill” is kinda saying is,no matter the problem in Mammoth Lakes,it’s always someone from out of town that has caused it…..”visitors”…never someone living there.

  10. Wild animals May 19, 2012 at 5:33 pm #

    You’re kidding, right, Rob?
    Most of the trash in our beautiful mountain town is always found around the nearest chairlift. The cigarette butts, beer cans, Kleenex snot rags, and plastic bags are not because the bear and coyote are the culprits. It’s another sort of animal – The wild pigs of Los Angeles.
    Every resort town suffers the same whenever the wild pigs come to town.
    I thought everybody knew this.

    • Big AL May 19, 2012 at 10:58 pm #

      Yeah right wild animal .. call … all of the visitors who come here wild pigs. That just shows how you think. Not everyone who goes to Mammoth or Bishop or Lone Pine or any where else is a wild pig.

      Come on, get real …. Like not everyone in Mammoth trashes the place either. There are a few in every crowd that screws it up for everyone else.

    • Trouble May 19, 2012 at 11:27 pm #

      There is almost zero real pollution up here caused by visitors any more. It’s DWP that’s the real culprit lurking up here. Don’t be fooled.

  11. Just the facts May 20, 2012 at 7:01 am #

    Having done my civic duty and picked up trash yesterday in my neighborhood, I noticed the bulk of the trash was generated around the parking lot of Eagle Lodge. This, I’m afraid supports the theory that Wild Animals is talking about. I have sadly witnessed people (with down south city names on their license plates) throwing trash out their windows for we locals to deal with.
    This sadly is what happens in any tourist town across America. I am glad I don’t have to suck up to the few tourists that would do this sort of thing. The trashing of America is a real problem and it was great to see so many people out yesterday doing their part in the clean-up.
    It takes a village.

  12. Scapegoating May 20, 2012 at 8:33 am #

    I’m waiting for some foam-at-the-mouth Right-winger to lay the trash blame on people from Mexico.

    Aren’t they the cause of all social problems?

  13. Dave May 20, 2012 at 12:02 pm #

    You just took the words right out of my foaming mouth.

    • Just the facts May 20, 2012 at 6:53 pm #

      Prescription to stop the foaming at the mouth:

      1. Turn off Limbaugh
      2. Turn off Fox
      3 Throw away all your “I hate liberals” books by the lovely Ann Coulter.

      You should start to feel normal almost immediately.

      • Rob May 21, 2012 at 8:44 am #

        define “normal”

  14. esfotoguy May 20, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

    Scapegoating….really?…are you one of the 5 Rachel Maddow viewers? That sounds just like something she would spew out. Why turn something as positive as the cleanup into political tripe? knock it off already.

  15. Wild Animal May 20, 2012 at 3:17 pm #

    Sorry you are offended Big Al.
    But if you are suggesting that our fine friends from the south have nothing but respect for those who live here year round and would never think of trashing the place – give me your address and I’ll sen you directions that will help you find your way back home.

    • Big AL May 20, 2012 at 10:33 pm #

      No I am not offended one bit wild animal, I am just pointing out the narrow mindedness of comments such as your previous post and the present post. You just further proved my point.
      I will repeat it for you .. maybe you can understand what I said the first time. Your generalization of everyone who comes up here is trashing the place, and the locals do not, or at least that is how it sounds.
      Yes I do believe some do trash it as is the case anywhere in the world, there are those who have no regard for anything or anyone. And there are those who do care.
      There are both types … yes even in Mammoth. Some people will trash their own yard. That is my point, I don’t need directions .. thank you very much.

  16. Wild Animal May 21, 2012 at 8:53 am #

    BIG Al : (interesting moniker, Big)

    You might feel “BIG”- er once you grasp the reflection concept. You know, Big, a Limbaugh-sounding slam is just a mirror-image thing.
    I thought EVEVERYBODY knew that.
    Now turn off Limbaugh, stop watching Fox and throw away all your Ann Coulter and Glenn Beck anger-producing books.


  17. Just the facts May 21, 2012 at 9:38 am #

    My, my how those right-wingers like to pontificate!
    “Big Al” (resident neocon guru) must not understand:

    a. it is highly unlikely locals trash their own backyards.
    b. most of the trash has accumulated around the ski areas parking lots, etc.
    c. the majority of skiiers are from the Los Angeles area
    d. therefore one can reasonably formulate: most of the trash is due towinter visitors from the south.

    Big Al is starting to resemble this guy

  18. Realist May 21, 2012 at 10:00 am #

    Not to minimize the tremendous good work of the volunteers…

    Stewart (what exactly do I do for all that newsletter money and soon to not have a job) Brown comments on the ” immense undertaking” of partners and supporters.

    I call BS,BS,BS. Like Ivan Pavlov’s dogs, you have conditioned the public to pick up trash for Barbeque perks. Now that you are broke who will pick up next years mess?

    What did we do in the past before all the money and perks? We picked up our trash everyday and it never built up. We raked and shoveled and took it to our already over priced dump station.

    What is so hard about that? The geniuses of Mammoth government have now socialized TRASH PICKUP DAY not as a matter of health and safety but one of better property values and higher lift ticket prices to pay for it’s mistakes, a minimum 42 million dollar airport clusterf___.

    Countdown to bankruptcy, 9 days and counting…

    8… 7…. 6… 5….. 4…. 3…. 2….1 on the 30th, you are all fired!

  19. Just the facts May 21, 2012 at 12:17 pm #

    “Let ’em go bankrupt.”

    – Mitt Romney

  20. John May 22, 2012 at 10:33 am #

    Thanks to all that pitched in – saw a lot of junk and pine needles cleaned up.


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