Free landfill dumping during Community Pride Days on October 27 – November 3

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By Jon Johnson

SAFFORD – For the betterment of the county, the Safford City Landfill is hosting its bi-annual Community Pride Days Oct. 27 – Nov. 3.

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. 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 runs Saturday, Oct. 27 through Saturday, Nov. 3. The landfill is closed on Sundays.

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Pima residents can simply 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 only requests that residents separate green waste, such as tree clippings, from the rest of the refuse.

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.

So, let’s get together to clean up our neighborhoods and take advantage of some free dump days at the Safford Regional Landfill.