After the big storm, Phoenix schedules bulk trash collection

The City of Phoenix Public Works Department has announced a special neighborhood bulk trash collection for the hardest hit storm-damaged neighborhoods.  The boundaries for the special bulk trash collection are:

  • I-17 to the SR51, from Van Buren St. north to Maryland Ave.
  • Shea Blvd. north to Thunderbird Rd. (also including the area south of Shea to the Mountain Preserve), from 36th St. east to Tatum Blvd.
  • Central Ave. to 12th St., from Dunlap Ave. north to Cactus Rd.

The city will begin bulk trash pick-ups in these areas on Saturday, Sept. 6, but residents can place materials in their normal collection area beginning today.  Residents are being asked to separate their “green” waste, such as tree limbs, branches, and leaves, from other storm debris.  The green waste will be chipped and reused as mulch. Residents also can bring their trash and debris for free to the city’s transfer stations:

  • 27th Ave. and Lower Buckeye Rd., M-F, 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • I-17 and Dixileta Dr., M-F, 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Residents should cover their loads and bring a city water bill or driver’s license for proof of residency.  For questions about areas outside of these boundaries or for other general information, call 602-262-7251 or send an e-mail.  (Photo courtesy of Steve Weiss.)

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