Make sure to tarp, cover or secure your trash — and bring coins or $1 bill if you’re hauling a load to Buckhead Mesa Landfill on Saturday, June 8 to take advantage of the once-a-month ‘dollar dump day’ discount.

Laws require all loads must be covered or secured — and that applies on ‘dollar day,’ too. As for the $1-per-load deal, credit card fees and the excessive time spent to process a $1 credit card transaction spurred this reminder to please bring a buck, don’t pay with plastic.

Hours at Buckhead Mesa Landfill remain 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., six days each week — closed on Sundays and also holidays such as July 4.

Gila County Public Works reminds Rim Country residents that “most loads cost about $7.50” on days other than the Second Saturday Dollar Day. Expect a slight surcharge, just over two-cents per pound, when loads exceed 320 pounds. For all other waste (construction, mixed loads, metal, large brush) $7.50 includes up to 280 pounds, with an additional three-cents per pound for heavier loads.

Hauling a load of residential grass clippings, leaves, limbs and shrubs? That’s considered ‘green waste’, and the fee is $5 for 280 pounds or less, plus a slight surcharge for heavier loads. A ‘brush rate’ applies when tree limbs are larger than four inches diameter.

For answers to specific questions, call Buckhead Mesa Landfill staff at 928-476-3350.

Contact the reporter 

tmcquerrey@payson.com

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