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Q: Is there going to be another area-wide clean up, where people can bring trash, including large appliances, tires, etc. to the Payson Event Center to be hauled away for free? I have half of my garage filled with stuff I've been waiting to get rid of.

A: The cleanup day last year was sponsored by the town of Payson, with assistance from Gila County's solid waste department. Public Works Director Buzz Walker said there are no plans to have a similar event. "It was just overwhelming. It took a week to clean up afterward," Walker said. The service was provided as an interim solution because residents had no place to take garbage in town; they could only go to the landfill. Now, Waste Management has provided a place for dropping trash at its operation off Airport Road, Walker said.

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