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Patricia Melchi is a writer, artist and avid recycler who lives in Strawberry, Ariz. She can be reached via e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



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Recycling resources in Arizona

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It would be very convenient to know the hours and times of your local recycling facilities, as well as local cleanup events in your communities.

So over the next few months, I will be listing those resources for you. It is an opportunity to help one step at a time.

Recycling bins are for public use. Here is a great resource to get dollars—cash for aluminum cans, copper and brass.

AZ Environmental Recycling

www.azrecycling.com/ 1112 W. Birchwood Ave., Mesa, AZ. 85210 480-966-1478 or 602-246-0923 Other “cash for cans” recycle stations can be found in:

Wickenburg

1020 W. Wickenburg Way, Wickenburg, AZ. 85390

Black Canyon City

19101 E. K Field Road, Black Canyon City, AZ. 85324

Globe

240 S. Hill St. Globe, AZ. 85501

Miami

E. US 60 & 100 S. Ragus Road, Miami, AZ 85539

Ajo

1699 N. Ajo Gila Bend Hwy., Ajo AZ 85539

Hours for the above recycling centers are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and closed Sundays.

Top Price recycling in Phoenix pays cash for radiators, lead, copper, brass, batteries and all precious metals.

They want all grades of scrap metal, surplus electronics, aluminum and aluminum cans. They can be reached: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

2600 S. 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ. 85007 602-712-9100

Hours are Monday through Saturday 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Closed Sunday.

Recycle your paper, plastics, cardboard and tires (old passenger tires, limit five per year)

Arizona City

Pinal County Recycling Center, 520-866-6685 12725 Adams Road Florence, AZ 85132

Hours are Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Another waste tire drop off station can be found in Tucson.

The San Miquel transfer station is located on Ericksons Road and is open the second Thursday of every month, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To find locations to take used oil and filters go www.  earth911.org.

Williams has curbside pick up for paper and plastics.

Glass can be dropped off in the bin located outside the fence at the City Waste Services, off Airport Road.

Verde Earthworks in Sedona provides curbside services. For rates, contact Kate Blevins (owner) at 928-284-3778) or go to, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sedona Recycles, also in Sedona, can be reached at 928-204-1185 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Mettera Enterprizes Recycling Inc. operates in Prescott Valley and Dewey. Joe Mattera is the owner. Company headquarters are in California. Mattera can be reached at 928 541-9345 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Yavapai Metal Recycling operates in Dewey. Owner Bud Salome can be reached at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 928-632-5205.

 


Cool use for old bulbs

lightbulweb3Here is a creative and interestingway to recycle yourdead light bulbs. I learned this from a freshman in Payson High School named Katelynn. She is 15 yearsold.Take your non working light bulb and with asimple screwdriver cleanout the area inside the light bulb.

Then knock the insides onto a paper towel. Roll up and throwaway. With warm water you swish around the inside ofthe light bulb to remove the paint. Take an average size nail and hammer a hole into each side of the aluminum casing. Run a string throughthe holes and tie in a knot.

Add colored stones or gravel from a fish tank. Fill with water and add a plant cutting.You have a very cute window decoration.

 


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