Felicia S. - Anthem, AZ
They picked up an upright freezer and 80 in. tv. and were in and out in 10 minutes!
Here’s What You Need to Know
Below is an overview of how the City's bulk trash pickup works. AZ Junk is not affiliated with the City of Anthem. The following breakdown is designed to provide visitors with a snapshot of what they can expect when using the City’s pickup service – Because Life's Better Without Junk.
Anthem has a lot to be proud of, being a Del Webb community says a lot, and while Webb himself didn’t place his all-powerful hands upon the city its sheer awesomeness is due to his inspirations. Named as one of the best cities to raise a family, Anthem is a manifestation of Webb's family instincts rather than his gaming and organized crime connections.
Their community center is a perfect stepping stone if you're hoping to become the next Yankee in the Webb family.Anthem residents are divided by the loathsome I-17. The west side, represented by their mascot, the Anthem Outlets, and the east side, with families holding hands and playing picnic games.
The Outlets or west side receives waste management services from the City of Phoenix Empire but the family side gets looked after by Republic Services, not to be confused with the Republic that died an unnecessary and tragic death a long time ago in the galaxy far away.
Republic Services collects bulk trash every other month, or 7 times a year. Just like most cities you need to place your bulk trash out before dawn on your pick up day. That means spending your precious weekend hours hauling, bagging, tieing and sweating until you’ve got everything up to Anthem standards.
Before you can start toiling away you’ll need to hit Home Depot and grab a tarp. According to the Republic, you have to lay a tarp down before you stack up your trash. When preparing to load up your tarp remember location, location, location. Your pile of junk should be at least 5 feet away from anything you don't want to be destroyed or crumpled by bulk waste tractors. That means cable boxes, cars, water meters, that kind of thing. So find a good spot then spread a tarp down and load it up with everything you need to toss.
But make sure you don’t get rid of too much. The Republic will only take piles that are a few wide by a few feet tall. [something that size.] If you have more than that you’ll need to call in the experts, AKA us, or you can simply store the excess garbage for a couple more months until the next pick up day.
The Republic will pick up bulk items like furniture, some non-freon related appliances, and tree trimmings. Trimmings must be trussed up like a beef tenderloin, so grab some wire while you're at Home Depot, because it will take more than you’ve got to tie it all up.
Republic Services won't take any chemicals for obvious reasons. That means things like paint, oil, and freon are yours to deal with on your own. They also won't take landscaping debris; tree and bush trimmings are okay, grass trimmings are okay too as long as you bag it first. But rocks, gravel, dirt, bricks, and the like are a no go. Sometimes, when they're feeling generous they’ll pick up glass, but only if it's been tape up to make sure it doesn’t shatter while their working. Seems fair, although we would love a little more John McClane in our life, no one wants to spend hours at the hospital having glass shards extracted from their body.