Landfill Hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  in both Globe and Payson
Monday-through-Saturday, Closed Sunday and Holidays

            Dollar Day Resumes, as of October 2020
Gila County Public Works recently announced the return of once-a-month Dollar Day discounts for Gila County residents to dispose of yard waste and property cleanouts on the second Saturday each month for $1 per load. 

Bring $1 Cash or exact change -- don't pay the one dollar fee using a credit card. State and local laws require all loads must be covered or secured - that applies to residential haulers as well as commercial, and applies on ‘dollar day,’ too. Use cash to pay for the $1-per-load deal; credit card fees and the excessive time spent to process a $1 credit card transaction spurred this friendly reminder to please make sure you bring a buck, don’t pay with plastic.

Here’s a reminder that the dollar day discount was created for residential users -- and proof of Gila County residency is required. Commercial haulers pay regular landfill fees, and “most loads cost about $7.50” according to landfill staff. Expect a slight surcharge, just over two-cents per pound, when loads exceed 320 pounds. And for all other waste (construction, mixed loads, metal, large brush) $7.50 includes up to 280 pounds, with an additional three-cents per pound for heavier loads. Hauling a load of residential grass clippings, leaves, limbs and shrubs? That’s considered ‘green waste’, and the fee is $5 for 280 pounds or less, plus a slight surcharge for heavier loads. A ‘brush rate’ applies when tree limbs are larger than four inches diameter.

Questions?  Please  call landfill staff during daytime business hours at
Russell Gulch Landfill in Globe (928) 425-7470
Buckhead Mesa Landfill in Payson  (928) 476-3350

 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