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, Oct. 12 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 the reminder to please bring a buck or the equivalent in coins — don’t pay with plastic. The monthly dollar dump day is for Gila County residents and does not apply to commercial haulers. Call Buckhead Mesa Landfill staff at 928-476-3350 for details.

Hours at Buckhead Mesa Landfill are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., six days each week — closed on Sundays and also holidays. Gila County Public Works reminds Rim Country residents that “most loads cost about $7.50” on days other than the second Saturday dollar discount 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 — the $7.50 fee covers 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, 928-476-3350.

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