Free Dump Week is Nov. 9-14 in Apache Junction; Safety changes at landfill



Residents of Apache Junction can junk a load of trash during Free Dump Week — Nov. 9-14 — and should be aware of safety changes at the landfill.

Republic Services, which owns and operates the landfill, improved its safety rules in October by requiring residents to wear high visibility clothes and head protection when using the landfill, according to a press release. Users can bring their own high-visibility shirt or vest and head protection or purchase a vest and hard hat for $4.50 each from Republic Services.

High visibility clothes typically included a bright yellow or orange shirt or vest. Head protection can be anything that protects the head, including, a bicycle helmet, baseball batting helmet, hard hat, football helmet, etc.

The requirement will be waived during Free Dump Week Nov. 9-14. During that week, the landfill offers Apache Junction residents a drop-off opportunity at no cost in partnership with Republic Services. City residents can take one free load to the landfill during the week. They must bring proof of residency, such as a water bill. Residents are advised that only one pickup truck bed size of refuse per household will be accepted.

The landfill operates from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday

For more information, call the Apache Junction Landfill at 480-982-7003 or the AJ Public Works Department at 480-982-1055.

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