Lane-Van Driel: Trash, recycling plan to save residents about $110 a year should be debated openly

The Apache Junction City Council is considering a plan that would save the average resident about $110 a year on their trash bill through a contract with the people who own the Apache Junction Landfill.  That should be cause to celebrate. Unfortunately, some people sent an anonymous mailer spreading tall tales about the plan. They […]

Apache Junction in negotiations with sole-provider for recycling, trash hauling

Of three waste- and recycling-hauling companies that filed proposals with the City Apache Junction to become a sole provider, the municipality’s employees recommended entering into contract negotiations with Allied Waste Transportation, also known as Republic Services. The other two were Right Away Disposal and Waste Management. The City Council at a meeting in August agreed […]

Biggs: Council’s plan for single trash provider discussed at great length

While I willingly admit that I am the abnormality when it comes to local community engagement, I have to wonder what the average person is willing to accept or rather do. Considering the recent brouhaha over the City Council’s decision to switch to a single trash provider it has by and large been brought out […]

Fireworks, volleyball, swimming highlight AJ Fourth of July

A variety of events are planned Wednesday, July 4, in Apache Junction, capped off by fireworks at 8:30 p.m. Evening events will be at the Apache Junction High School football field where gates will open at 6 p.m. Earlier in the day, the 4th of July Volleyball Tournament will take place at Superstition Shadows Aquatic […]

Fill fire truck with food at Republic Services Arizona Celebration of Freedom, July 4

To help feed families in need the Republic Services Arizona Celebration of Freedom encourages people to fill a fire truck with food on July 4. The Republic Services Arizona Celebration of Freedom has teamed with United Food Bank for the food drive at the free Independence Day event from 6 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, […]