Free landfill dumping during Community Pride Days on April 6 – 13

Jon Johnson File Photo/Gila Herald: Community Pride Days offers a free pickup load to the Safford Regional Landfill on April 6 – 13.

Town of Pima will once again pick up its residents’ dump loads at the curb

By Jon Johnson

SAFFORD – For the betterment of the county, the Safford City Landfill is hosting its bi-annual Community Pride Days April 6 – 13.

During that week, no matter if you live in Safford, Thatcher, Pima, or the county, anyone can bring one free truckload of trash to the dump. Make sure your load is tarped to avoid a fee, and be sure to bring documentation of residency or you will be charged. It goes without saying, but no hazardous materials will be accepted.

Landfill hours are from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. and the Community Pride Days event is Saturday, April 6 through Saturday, April 13. The landfill is closed on Sundays.

Jon Johnson File Photo/Gila Herald: Take advantage of a free trip to the Safford Regional Landfill during Community Pride Days.

The landfill will not be waiving fees for commercial haulers or commercial business — i.e.; landscape businesses, tree trimming businesses, RV Parks, etc.

Safford residents are always permitted one free truckload to the landfill per month. Those utilizing that perk must bring their city of Safford utility bill that matches a driver’s license address.

Pima to pick up residents’ trash at the street again

Don’t have a tarp? Have more than a single dump load? Don’t want to wait in long lines at the landfill? If you’re a resident of the town of Pima, you have no worries. Just simply place your landfill-acceptable material (that means no hazardous wastes, paint, tires, and such) at the curb. The only request from the town is that residents separate green waste such as branches and yard clippings from the metal or plastic material.

That’s right, the town of Pima encourages its residents to place their dump material at the curb and let the town’s employees haul it to the dump for you during Community Pride Days.

Pima Town Manager Sean Lewis began the pickup program during Community Pride Days last year and said it not only assists a number of residents in cleaning up their yards but is also cost-effective for the town.

“I think it helps out the citizens tremendously,” Lewis previously said. “That line at the dump gets ridiculous. On top of that, it saves us money in the long run.” 

“I think it’s great . . . Some people don’t have trucks, and some people don’t have strong backs to go load and unload everything, so there’s no reason in the world that we shouldn’t do it. If we’re trying to clean up the town, why not support people in doing it?”

Pima residents can start putting out their refuse at the curb this weekend, and the town employees will begin picking it up Monday, April 8.


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