Gila County Supervisors said in honor of Earth Day the Buckhead Mesa Landfill will accept greenwaste at no charge on Saturday, April 17 to encourage residents to clear their property of weeds and brush in preparation of wildfire season. Greenwaste includes trees, brush, pine needles and leaves.
In the last two years, Gila County Recycling and Landfill Management has hauled 902 tons of paper products to Vista Paper Recycling in Scottsdale from the Payson area. 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 Walmart, Green Valley Park, Rim Country Middle School, Gila County Complex, Pine-Strawberry School, Chaparral Pines, the Payson Water Department and Payson Regional Medical Center. The blue bin for paper drop off in Tonto Basin is located by the Gila County Yard.
Other items the landfill recycles includes used motor oil, car batteries, computers and bikes, these can be dropped off at no charge.
All residents can bring in five tires without rims per year for free and $2 per tire after the first five.
With the recycling by the Gila County Recycling and Landfill Management Department metal, paper, brush, 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 (928) 476-3350.