Free landfill dumping during Community Pride Days on April 7-14

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E-waste event April 7

By Jon Johnson

SAFFORD – For the betterment of the county, the Safford City Landfill is hosting its bi-annual Community Pride Days April 7-11.

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 $10 fee, and be sure to bring documentation of residency or you will be charged.

Landfill hours are from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., and the Community Pride Days runs Saturday, April 7 through Saturday, April 11. The landfill is closed on Sundays.

Pima residents can also pile their rubbish at the curb and the town of Pima will pick it up for them so they don’t have to make the trip to the landfill at all. The town simply asks that residents separate green waste, such as tree clippings, from the rest of the refuse.

Additionally, Southeastern Arizona Clean and Beautiful (SEACAB) will be holding an E-Waste event April 7 at the landfill from 7:30 a.m – 1:30 p.m. This is the public’s chance to recycle all electronic waste that doesn’t contain hazardous waste.

For more information about the E-Waste event call Metal Mite Recycling at 928-965-7879 or Susan Elsberry at 520-850-7653.

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