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The first-of-its-kind August event will let you shred documents and send junk to the dumpster.

PMG PHOTO: SCOTT KEITH - King City Community Foundation board member Veva Goehler announces a shredding-dumpster event to be held in August at the community park. Ideally, your garage should provide plenty of space for your car, and perhaps a work bench for your hobbies.

But if you find your garage, or a spare bedroom, cluttered with junk, you'll have a first-of-its-kind opportunity in King City to both shred your documents and send junk to the dumpster.

Veva Goehler, a founding member and board member of the King City Community Foundation, is announcing an event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 21, at the King City Community Park parking lot, located by the playground.

It's called King City Clutter Control.

Plans are for a dumpster and container to handle tires and electronic waste, such as TV screens.

"Our goal is to help everybody clean out their garage," Goehler said, noting it's the first time residents of King City can go to the park to shred documents as well as clean out debris from their home.

"We've had the shred truck in the city before," Goehler said. "We've had shred events before. We've expanded it now so that you can get into that garage."

Pride Disposal is partnering with the King City Community Foundation and King City to bring the shred truck to the park.

"With COVID, they got behind," Goehler said. "It's recently that you can have these events. So, this is one we can get on the calendar."

Asked what items citizens can bring to the August shredding/dumpster event, Goehler suggested old suitcases or, perhaps, sporting goods equipment you may not need anymore.

Hazardous waste should not be disposed of at the event.

The event is open to those in King City and the city's urban growth boundary.

The event is a chance to declutter your surroundings at home and a chance, as Goehler says, to "give yourself a little space at home in your garage, or in your closet."

More information is expected to be posted on the King City Community Foundation website.

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