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.
My sisters city has this once a month, and there neighborhood is so much more attractive
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 .
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.
I believe it would be a good idea to have it quarterly.
I agree. It makes a lot of sense.
That would be really nice to keep the properties in the neighborhood free of junk (mine included!).
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.
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.
This would help with the illegal dumping you see on the side of the roads.
A bulk pickup day would be great!
I have lived in cities that have offered this and it cut down on illegal dumping.
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.
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.
I agree. I never lived someplace that didn't have bulk pickup until I moved here.
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.
I think free bulk pick up days would be wonderful.
It doesn't even have to be free, add a couple of bucks a month to the waste fee. Totally worth it.
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!
I'd be happy with once a year bulk pickup like other cities I've lived in.