Community Pride Days are April 22-29

One free residential load may be dumped at the landfill during Community Pride Days. -Gila Valley Central Photo

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SAFFORD — Been waiting on taking that load of refuse to the dump? Hesitate no longer as residents will be able to dispose of their unwanted junk at the Safford Regional Landfill for free next week. 

The city of Safford is partnering with Graham County, the town of Thatcher and the town of Pima for Community Pride Days from Saturday, April 22, through Saturday, April 29, from 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. (closed on Sunday). During this period, landfill charges will be waived for one load only for Graham County residents hauling trash from their households. (Please note: Residents are limited to only one free load during these days. After the first waived fee, regular landfill fees will be charged.)

Jon Johnson File Photo/Gila Valley Central: Community Pride Days will be April 22-29.

Residents must have identification to document their place of residency and proof of physical address within Graham County. Identification may include a photo ID driver’s license or other photo ID showing place of residency and physical address. Charges will apply to those who fail to provide these documents.

In addition, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the 22nd only, residents will also be able to bring E-waste items, including electronics, TVs and monitors, batteries and other appliances. Load these items last so they can be taken off first.

Fees will not be waived for commercial haulers or commercial business, e.g., landscape businesses, tree-trimming businesses, RV parks, etc. The waiver is for residential trash only.

Residents are asked to tarp or cover their loads. Because of the amount of litter accumulated on the landfill entry roads as a result of this program, there will be a $10 charge for loads not covered or tied down.

For more information contact Safford Utilities at 928-432-4173.

Jon Johnson File Photo/Gila Valley Central: Don’t miss this opportunity to get rid of unwanted junk and clean up your property.