$2.1M RAD contract provides Queen Creek solid waste services

A one-year, $2.1 million agreement with Right Away Disposal for solid waste and recycling services was approved recently by Queen Creek Town Council. The council unanimously approved the item May 1 as part of a consent agenda. It is for July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020, for an amount not to exceed $2,136,000. On Jan. 6, […]

Queen Creek to start pilot recycling project at Founders’ Park

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, 22407 N. Ellsworth Road. 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’ […]

Recycling participation at an all-time high, but what are implications from Far East decision?

The implications of a 2013 decision made more than 7,000 miles away in the heart of the Far East is beginning to reverberate in the United States of America. The Republic of China in February 2013 began a program called Green Fence, which then matured into the National Sword effort and now translates to an […]

Town offers 2 days for recycling Christmas trees, more

Queen Creek residents can dispose of their Christmas trees, electronics and paint at the town’s free recycling drop-off events on Saturday, Jan. 5 and 12. The town’s Field Operations Facility, 19715 S. 220th St., will be accepting items 8 a.m.-noon both days. The following items will be accepted: Christmas trees: remove all decorations. Electronics: computers and computer […]

Holidays alter hours for Queen Creek offices, branch library, trash collection

Town of Queen Creek offices and the Recreation Annex will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. The closures will not affect any public safety or emergency services, according to a release. Residents who have a water, sewer or street emergency should call 480-358-3131. Trash and recycling services will be affected in zones 2 and 3. […]

America Recycles Day event Nov. 10 in Queen Creek

A free recycling drop-off event is being offered 8 a.m.-noon Nov. 10 in partnership with Right Away Disposal for residents who receive town trash and recycling services. The America Recycles Day event will be held at the town’s Field Operations Facility, 19715 S. 220th St. It is on 220th Street, north of Queen Creek Road. […]

Christmas tree, electronics recycling event offered Jan. 13 for Queen Creek trash/recycling customers

The town of Queen Creek will offer free Christmas tree recycling from 8 a.m. to noon on Jan. 13 on the northwest corner of Ellsworth Road and Maya Road (the dirt lot behind HomeGoods and Sprouts). This is the second of two recycling opportunities. The first took place Jan. 6. The free recycling drop-off event […]

Town offers cooking oil disposal service, helps prevent fires in trash and recycling carts

To help residents safely dispose of cooking oil, the town of Queen Creek offers free cooking oil and grease recycling at Fire Station No. 2, 24787 S. Sossaman Road. Cooking oil is a hazardous material that can cause fires if disposal procedures are not followed. The town’s trash and recycling contractor recently had two containers […]

Queen Creek makes changes to environmental programs

Effective July 1, the town of Queen Creek has made changes to two environmental programs. •The town’s free recycling program for cooking oil and grease is now offered at one centralized location, Fire Station No. 2, 24787 S. Ellsworth Road. Black containers are located on the right after entering the station gate. •The town’s household […]

April 11 deadline nears for schools, town ‘Bench the Bag’ recycling event

Local elementary schools are joining the town of Queen Creek, the East Valley Recycling Alliance, Bashas’, Trex and Right Away Disposal to “Bench the Bag.” Students at participating schools are collecting plastic bags through April 11 to help divert plastic bags from landfills. Editor’s note: The drop-off deadline was moved up to April 11 from […]