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Mary Foulk

224 neighbors want free bulk pick up days in Mesa.

Other cities in our vicinity offer free bulk pick up days. This helps keep neighborhoods clean and free from extra clutter and trash.  

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Simone Rogers
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Robin Garrison
Alan Meade
Niki Roop
Laura Royal
Peg Adams
Chris Kurtz
Kristin LaVanway
Amy Osowski
Cindy
Joni
Ellen Granillo
Mary Hamilton
Corinne Mathieu Morgan
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Mari

Having semi annual community clean ups that offer bulk pick up for garbage, hazardous material, or debris would encourage folks to take care of bigger eye sores. By eliminating the cost hopefully folks would choose to take action and keep more spaces clean.

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Posted Sep 6, 2017
Dave Cummings
Dave Cummings
Oct 11, 2017

This would definitely help keep our neighborhoods clean and help prevent dumping in public areas.

Posted by Dave Cummings on Oct 11, 2017
Brenda H.
Brenda H.
Oct 11, 2017

Yes, I agree! Or even quarterly.

Posted by Brenda H. on Oct 11, 2017
Alfred Martinez Sr.
Alfred Martinez Sr.
Oct 11, 2017

Yes, and hopefully this would reduce the dumping of trash alongside Meridian Road which is a magnet for landscapers who use the roadside as their personal dump.

Posted by Alfred Martinez Sr. on Oct 11, 2017
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Adwyna Norton

It would help people to throw away the big stuff instead of leaving it out.

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Posted Aug 22, 2017
Carol Giorsetti
Carol Giorsetti
Oct 12, 2017

It would help for those people that don't have a way to get rid of their large bulk items

Posted by Carol Giorsetti on Oct 12, 2017
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randi hayes

My daughter in Phoenix has this in her neighborhood, and you never see large bulky items dumped in the alleys. It would be nice to have this service in Mesa on a monthly or, at the very least, a quarterly basis. It would help to keep our city cleaner.

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Posted Aug 15, 2017
Stefanie Padilla
Stefanie Padilla
Sep 13, 2017

I agree, you have to go thru a lot just to get a clean sweep bin in your neighborhood. And that is only every once in a while. I live in an area with 1 plus acre lots, we have a lot of trees and maintenance and debris associated with them. Since changing the burn laws we can't fit even a tiny amount of that into a green bin that is picked up weekly. So it piles up and looks unsitely and messy

Posted by Stefanie Padilla on Sep 13, 2017
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Nancy Garner

My sisters city has this once a month, and there neighborhood is so much more attractive

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Posted Aug 15, 2017
leroy a. moreno
leroy a. moreno
Aug 15, 2017

city of mesa . would most likely improve all neighborhoods if at least quarterly for large bulk items ,and other misc. such as hazard products ,and tires .

Posted by leroy a. moreno on Aug 15, 2017
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leroy a. moreno

it would help keep the whole city cleaner. I see a lot garbage and furniture , mattress, tires and other big items in vacant lots , on the side of lonely streets . due to that people cant haul or pay for the land field charges. quarterly large dumps place on request by neighbor hoods . would help.

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Posted Aug 8, 2017
Mary
Mary
Aug 9, 2017

I agree. It makes a lot of sense.

Posted by Mary on Aug 9, 2017
Alane Chapman Harmon
Alane Chapman Harmon
Aug 10, 2017

That would be really nice to keep the properties in the neighborhood free of junk (mine included!).

Posted by Alane Chapman Harmon on Aug 10, 2017
Czarina
Czarina
Oct 12, 2017

Quarterly works for me. Dumping is a big, ugly problem.

Posted by Czarina on Oct 12, 2017
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Amy Osowski

Even if bulk pickup could only be offered once a quarter or twice a year, I think bulk pick up would greatly improve the cleanliness of our neighborhoods. The current roll-off system is realy hard to co-ordinate if you don't speak the same language as your neighbors, if they don't see the need, etc. And if you don't have a truck, it's impossible to get to the dump! The NEED is there. I think the amount of mattresses and furniture we see rotting in our neighborhoods on a consistant basis is evidence of the need for change. This should be a priority to clean up our neighborhoods IMO.

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Posted Aug 2, 2017
Karen
Karen
Aug 7, 2017

We just moved from Gilbert to North East Mesa on July 25th. For the last 20 years, Gilbert has offered free bulk pickup of all types of items one day a month that might not fit in the barrel. I think this was nice not having to haul the items to the dump especially if people don't have transportation for this activity. I believe it does keep the neighborhoods cleaner as people can dispose of unused or broken items which will keep neighborhoods cleaner.

Posted by Karen on Aug 7, 2017
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Linda

This would help with the illegal dumping you see on the side of the roads.

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Posted Aug 2, 2017
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Chris Kurtz

A bulk pickup day would be great!

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Posted Jul 7, 2017
Jeff Van Hoy
Jeff Van Hoy
Aug 2, 2017

I have lived in cities that have offered this and it cut down on illegal dumping.

Posted by Jeff Van Hoy on Aug 2, 2017
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City of Mesa, AZ
City of Mesa, AZ proposed this resource for free bulk pick up days in Mesa.

Thank you for submitting an idea! Ideas will begin being reviewed in November, so in the meantime, we wanted to share some of the other bulk pick up services we currently provide.

Eligible Mesa neighborhoods may participate in our Clean Sweep/Green Sweep program. By simply gathering signatures from 8 of your neighbors, large roll-off trash and/or green waste containers can be placed in your neighborhood to help support a community cleanup event. Neighborhoods can request this program one time per year at no additional charge.

Another low-cost option is the Landfill Use Program where eligible residents may dispose of up to 2,000 pounds of material one time per month for $13.

Lastly, we have the very popular Bulk Item Pickup Program. This program is an easy and convenient curbside option for residents who would like to dispose of those occasional bulky items. Disposal cost is $22.59 per load which allows residents the ability to dispose of items fitting in a 4’ x 4’ x 8’ area.

For more information, please visit our programs and services page or contact the Environmental Management & Sustainability Department at 480.644.6789.

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Posted Jul 3, 2017
Joni
Joni
Jul 4, 2017

We have used the Bulk Item Pick Up Program fairly recently. I was disappointed that at the expense of picking up just a few items. We had a queen mattress and a lawn mower that we set out to be picked up. The lawn mower was left with a note that said it had gasoline still in it. My husband checked and then double checked, and he said it was all removed. It was kind of a waste. We could have figured out another option for the mattress if that was all they were going to take. The other two bulk pick up programs seems much more labor intensive for a much lower price. I'm not sure why that is, except for the inconvenience of having to come out for just one residence. One free bulk pick up day, even seasonally would be so convenient. If every residence had to pay a minor fee it could be done, considering all households will probably not utilize the program.

Posted by Joni on Jul 4, 2017
Ja Koe
Ja Koe
Jul 13, 2017

I agree. I never lived someplace that didn't have bulk pickup until I moved here.

Posted by Ja Koe on Jul 13, 2017
Lori Jo Smith
Lori Jo Smith
Jul 14, 2017

This would probably stop people from just dumping stuff out in the desert. The last time the roller dumpsters cam e to my neighborhood they were filled before I even got off work. As were all the other ones in the neighborhood. I did not get to use them at all.Roll off dumpster just need to repeatedly get put into neighborhoods around the city. That way eventually everyone would get there bulky stuff gotten rid of.

Posted by Lori Jo Smith on Jul 14, 2017
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Richard Park

I think free bulk pick up days would be wonderful.

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Posted Jun 29, 2017
Amy Osowski
Amy Osowski
Jul 10, 2017

Agreed. I'd be willing to pay a small monthly fee to see fewer couches & matresses rotting on our sidewalks in our City! Bulk pick up (and code violations for not putting out on pickup days) would make our community look better overall!

Posted by Amy Osowski on Jul 10, 2017
Ja Koe
Ja Koe
Aug 3, 2017

I'd be happy with once a year bulk pickup like other cities I've lived in.

Posted by Ja Koe on Aug 3, 2017
Valerie
Valerie
Sep 19, 2017

Or how about a place besides the nasty dump to put bulk items like they have for cardboard.

Posted by Valerie on Sep 19, 2017
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