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Take Advantage of Free Dump Week in Apache Junction

Still waiting to get rid of all the junk that your deep spring cleaning pulled out of your home? Did you just overhaul your backyard? Now’s your chance to get rid of the aftermath for free. For a couple periods throughout the year, residents of Apache Junction are able to dispose of a load of garbage without paying any fees. This year, the free dump week takes place from August 10th through the 15th. Here are some more details on how you can take advantage of free dump week.

Starting on Monday(today!), August 10th, city residents can take one free load the size of one pickup truck to the city dump. You’ll need to be able to prove that you live within the incorporated city limits of Apache Junction, such as a water bill. If you live anywhere else in Arizona, you won’t be able to participate in free week, and the residency requirement will be strictly enforced. You’ll be able to take the free load during the landfill’s normal hours of operation, which is 6 am to 4 pm through Saturday, the 15th.

It’s also important to note that this offer is for residential customers only, and only one load per household will be accepted. Commercial customers will not be able to use the landfill for free during this week.

If you have more than one load, you can find out more about bulk trash pickup by contacting the public works department that picks up your regular trash. For more information on free dump week, you can contact the Apache Junction Landfill at (480) 982-7003 or the Public Works Department at (480) 982-1055. You can also get directions and find out more about the event by going to


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