Summer Hours at Russell Gulch Landfill 
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monday-through-Saturday, Closed Sunday

            Dollar Day Ends 
Gila County Public Works recently announced a schedule change at Russell Gulch Landfill -- hours will be 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. six days each week: Monday-through-Saturday, closed on Sundays. The move is designed to reduce workers' potential exposure to covid-19, Public Works and other Gila County departments have adopted split-shift scheduling. Landfill staff is already lean -- this change to open hours will allow enough staff to efficiently manage the landfill each day -- and remain open six days each week -- closed on Sundays. Questions about our local landfill schedule or fees? Call staff during business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-through-Saturday at 425-7470.

April also brought an end to the  ‘dollar dump day’ discount that brought crowds to both Gila County landfills on the second Saturday of each month.  Cancellation follows  federal, state and county emergency declaration guidelines to reduce crowds during the covid-19 pandemic -- for the safety of each and every landfill user, and safety of the few  staff who operate the landfill and must interact with every customer.

 Paint Recycling Tire Recycling Tire Recycling
Paint Recycling Tire Recycling  
 Payson Bikes

Gila County

 Christmas Bike Program 

Gila Bike Program


The Recycling and Landfill Management Division:

Responsible for the operation and compliance of two active landfills; two waste tire collection sites; and four closed landfills.  The Division has recycling drop off bins for paper at both landfills and plastic beverage bottle at the Russell Gulch Landfill and actively recycles green waste, metal, batteries, oil, and tires. The Recycling and Landfill Management Division operates under the rules and regulations of the EPA and ADEQ.

The Gila County Landfills accept 50,560 tons of refuse yearly between the two landfills.
Click here for the current fee schedule for refuse.

Recycling and Diversion Programs:

In the last nine years, 9,836 tons of paper have been diverted from the landfill and hauled to a recycler in Scottsdale. Paper recycling bins in Globe are located at Globe schools. Additionally, a bin for plastic beverage bottle recycling is located at the Landfill. Over the past decade  recycling efforts in Gila County added an average of  one month per year to the life of our landfills, by diverting recyclable paper and plastics - reducing total volume. 

Earth Day 2020

Links for additional recycling information: or Google 

Also in past years, 59 tons of discarded computers were hauled to an electronics recycler.

  Bikes discarded in the landfill are refurbished by labor from the Department of Corrections with all parts paid for by the Landfill and a donation from BHP, then distributed to needy children. 140 bikes were distributed in the County during 2018.   355 tons of metal and 2,500 gallons of used motor oil are  recycled annually .  40,000 waste tires – all Gila County waste tires are shipped to CRM in Queen Creek where they are shredded into crumb rubber additive for highways

Buckhead Mesa  Environmental Stewardship Award

Gila County’s Buckhead Mesa landfill is in good company – recognized in August with an award for three years of ‘Voluntary Environmental Stewardship’ from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). Others that have achieved this certification include Boeing Corp, Luke Air Force Base, L3-Communications, the Page Springs Fish Hatchery operated by Arizona Game and Fish Department, In this photo ADEQ Community Liaison Byron James presents the Bronze award to Gila County’s previous Recycling and Landfill Manager Sharon Winters, District 1 Supervisor Tommie Martin and Buckhead Mesa Landfill Operations Supervisor Mark Gann.

Buckhead Mesa wins DEQ Environmental Award

Community Service Projects: 

Gila County Recycling and Landfill Management Division is a member of the Keep America Beautiful Great American Clean Up Program and very active in the Fire Wise Programs on the Rim .  Recycle latex paint drop, free metal appliance discard and fees waived on greenwaste for fire hazard removal events are held annually.


Kenny Keith, Recycling & Landfill Manager
745 N Rose Mofford Way
Globe, AZ  85501
Office:  928-402-8531
Fax:  928-425-8520