County Holds Latex Paint, Computer Recycling-Disposal Event

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The Buckhead Mesa Landfill will coordinate a latex paint recycle day from 8 a.m. till 2 p.m., Saturday, April 16.

Residents may bring in leftover latex paint for disposal or recycling to the Gila County landfill. All unusable paint will be properly disposed of, the good paint will be bulked and distributed.

Please read your paint can carefully, the landfill can only accept latex paint at this event. Suggestions on other painting supplies you may wish to dispose of is to pop the lid and let oil paints and varnishes dry to a hard substance, as a solid they may be disposed of in small quantities with your household trash. Adding kitty litter will advance the drying.

As you collect your latex paint cans for recycling, remember to gather your newspaper to drop off in the roll-off bin located at the landfill for paper recycling. Items we can accept at this time are newsprint, junk mail, catalogs, phone books and cardboard. Other local opportunities for recycling are to take your plastic shopping bags back to your store and put into the recycling container located at the entry way allowing the bags to be properly handled.

This is also a great time to drop off your old computers, monitors and printers at the landfill for recycling.

For more information, you may call the landfill at (928) 476-3350.

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