A free brush disposal day (free for green waste only) will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 10 at the Buckhead Mesa Landfill, east of Highway 87 between Payson and Pine.
The event is to encourage residents to clear their property of fire hazard green waste, as the warm weather is approaching. Green waste includes grass clippings, trees, tree limbs, pine needles and brush. Any trash, brush mixed with trash or commercial haulers will be charged the regular rate at the scale house.
RPAP free brush pits
The Regional Payson Area Project for a Fire Wise Rim Country (RPAP) will staff free brush drop-off points at the following locations:
Saturday, March 10: The Blattner Pit will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Blattner Pit is located at Milepost 259.7 on Highway 260, east of Payson.
Sunday, March 11: The Pine Pit will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Pine Pit is located on Control Road, .7 of a mile east of Highway 87, south of Pine.
RPAP free drop-off locations are for brush, leaves, pine needles, trimmings, and other vegetative materials only. No household garbage, construction debris or other items will be accepted.
RPAP brush pits are intended for the use of private citizens who are working to clear their properties for wildfire risk reduction and to create defensible space around their homes. They are not intended for commercial use, and use by commercial haulers is prohibited.