In honor of Earth Day, the Buckhead Mesa Landfill will accept greenwaste at no charge on Saturday, April 19 to encourage residents to clear their property of weeds and brush in preparation for wildfire season, said a press release from the Gila County Board of Supervisors.
Greenwaste includes trees, brush, grass clippings and leaves.
On April 5, the landfill fees will be waived for all appliances made of metal: washers, dryers, refrigerators, hot water heaters and other metal items. No trash of any kind can be mixed with the metal, so please separate your loads.
The Gila County Solid Waste Department has recently taken over hauling all paper products for recycling to Vista Paper Recycling in Scottsdale.
Items you can drop off in the bins include cardboard, newspaper, office paper, magazines, catalogs and junk mail.
The bins in Payson are located at Wal-Mart, Green Valley Park and by the Gila County Complex.
Residents in Pine and Strawberry are invited to drop their paper products for recycling at the Buckhead Mesa Landfill drop-off site from 8 a.m. till 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, closed Sundays and holidays. The blue bin for paper drop-off in Tonto Basin is located by the Gila County Yard.
Other items the landfill recycles include used motor oil and car batteries; these can be dropped off at no charge. All residents can bring in five tires per year for free and $2 per tire after the first five.
With the recycling projects conducted by the Gila County Solid Waste Department: metal, paper, tires, and diverting hazardous products of oil, batteries and computers from the landfills in Gila County, each year an additional month is added to the life of our landfills. For additional information, you may reach the Buckhead Mesa Landfill at 476-3350.