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Mesa's green barrel program conserves landfill space

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Posted: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 9:15 am | Updated: 5:14 pm, Thu May 2, 2013.

As the weather warms and residents start to work on their yards, they’re reminded Mesa is the only city in Arizona to offer a curbside green barrel program the weekly collection of green yard waste such as grass, leaves and small branches. The collected material is taken to a special processing area at the Salt River Landfill where it is converted into mulch and compost. In 2012, Mesa green barrel customers recycled 17,511 tons of yard waste.

The green barrel is available for an additional $5.51 per month and is serviced weekly by a green waste truck on the same day as the customer’s blue recycle barrel.

For more information or to sign up for the program, visit or call Mesa customer service at (480) 644-2221.

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