March 2, 2012
Waste Matters leaves a load of rubbish at the Buckhead Mesa Landfill located across from the Tonto Natural Bridge. Unlike businesses, individuals can expect to pay only $5 per load of trash.
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Get rid of over 200 pounds of rubbish for just $5? Yep. That’s the minimum charge to dump trash at the Buckhead Mesa Landfill, which sits on 51 acres of land across from the Tonto Natural Bridge. Close to town and cheap, how does it get any better? “I’ve seen some families bring in their household trash once per month and pay just $5 to remove everything,” said Bill Williams, manager of operations at the landfill. Except some folks seem to prefer dumping in the forest. Payson Ranger Rachel Hohl said every community in the area has forest areas full of mattresses, appliances, construction trash, tires and brush.