Queen Creek is Celebrating Earth Day with MORE Recycling
Earth Day is just around the corner and it’s about to get a little greener at Founders’ Park, and it’s not just the grass! The Town of Queen Creek’s Environmental Services Division has been working on a pilot project to make recycling available in public spaces, starting with Founders’ Park. Residents can expect to see blue recycling containers at Founders’ Park starting April 19, just in time for Earth Day. Empty aluminum cans and plastic bottles will be accepted in the recycling containers.
“Providing more opportunities to divert valuable resources from the landfill can help boost our local economy, provide jobs and plays a vital role in reducing the amount of non-renewable resources needed in the future,” stated Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney.
Residents can kick off Earth Day on April 20 by dropping of their recyclables from 8 a.m. to noon at the Queen Creek Field Operations Facility (19715 S. 220th St. at Queen Creek Road and 220th Street). The free recycling drop-off event is being offered in partnership with Right Away Disposal for Queen Creek residents; please bring a current copy of your water bill (hardcopy or electronic) to participate.
The following items will be accepted:
Appliances: Refrigerators, dishwashers, washers, dryers, stoves, etc.
Electronics: Computers, hard drives, computer keyboards, power supply, monitors, TVs, VCRs, etc.
Metals: Steel, copper, aluminum
Tires: Up to four tires with rims removed
Documents Shredding: Five box limit per vehicle. We are not able to accept materials from commercial businesses. Collected materials are stored in secure, locked containers at the event and transferred to a document shredding facility.
Paint: Latex or water-based only. No oil-based or commercial paint. Must be in original container, labeled with a closed lid. Containers cannot exceed five gallons in size.
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) items will not be accepted at the April 20 event. The Town partners with the Town of Gilbert to offer free HHW vouchers to Queen Creek residents with active Town trash and recycling services. Items like oil, chemicals and rechargeable batteries should never be placed in curbside trash or recycling bins. The products are harmful to the environment and pose serious safety risks; the voucher program provides an environmentally safe and responsible way to dispose of the items at no extra charge. Vouchers can be requested online or by visiting the Municipal Services Building, 22358 S. Ellsworth Road.
For more information about the Town’s trash and recycling efforts, visit QueenCreek.org/DoMoreBlue. To stay updated on news and events, follow the Town on Facebook.com/QueenCreek and Twitter.com/TOQC_official.
Constance Halonen-Wilson, Public Information Officer