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National Cemetery event canceled

Officials at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery have announced the cancellation of a March 28 ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and paying tribute to the veterans of that war.

Newman spring cleanup

The city of Newman will host its annual spring cleanup March 30 through April 4.

Spring cleanup week includes daily disposal of unwanted items, household hazardous waste disposal and a tire amnesty event.

Residents may dispose of unwanted items free of charge at the cleanup, located at 1420 M St.

Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. daily (extended hours to 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, April 1). No refrigerators, computer monitors or televisions are accepted. Open to city of Newman residents only. Proof of residency required with city utility bill and driver’s license.

Household hazardous waste disposal

A household hazardous waste event open to all Stanislaus County residents will be offered April 3-4 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Newman city corporation yard, 712 Fresno St. Load limit is 15 gallons or 100 pounds.

Items accepted include used oil and filters, car batteries, anti-freeze, gasoline/diesel fuel, brake fluid, road flares, carburetor cleaner, paint and paint thinner, drain cleaner, aerosol products, roofing tar, kerosene, batteries, mercury thermometers and thermostats, pesticides, herbicides, propane cylinders (five gallons or less), fertilizers, pool chemicals and charcoal lighter fluid.

Tire amnesty in Newman

A tire amnesty event will be offered April 1-3 at the Newman corporation yard, 712 Fresno St. Hours are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Up to nine tires per household will be accepted. No rims will be accepted.


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