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.
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.
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.
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.
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.