Morenci's city-wide trash collection coming July 28 7.18

Written by David Green.

Morenci’s annual city-wide garage sale event is typically followed by another tradition—the city-wide collection of trash.

Archbold Refuse Service (ARS) will remove trash from curbsides July 28, starting around 7 a.m. that morning.

Most guidelines associated with the collection are the same as in past years, but ARS has some new rules in effect.

Loose items must be in a bag or trash can. Cans should be actual trash cans with handles, said Chris Cote of ARS, not 55-gallon drums.

Items can be placed in cardboard boxes, he said, providing the box will support the weight of the contents. Wet weather can have a big impact on the durability of a cardboard box, Cote points out.

“Large appliance boxes that get filled with debris are not designed for such duty and generally rip, usually from the bottom, as soon as we lift them,” he said.

Any loose items that don’t fit into bags or cans should be bundled together. Bundles should be less than five feet long and weigh less than 30 pounds.

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