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Public Works Update: Willard Springs Opens Soon, Community Cleanup Days & More!

By Christopher Tressler, Director Coconino County Public Works

Spring is here, and it's time to clean up pine needles and prep for fire season!
Spring is here, and it's time to clean up pine needles and prep for fire season!

Willard Springs Opens Friday, April 5

The Willard Springs Green Waste Station will reopen for the 2024 summer season on Friday, April 5, 2024. It will then be open Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. until Saturday, October 26, 2024, when it will close for the 2024 - 2025 winter season. The station will again offer free green waste-only disposal. Please note that the station does not accept bulk or household waste.

Spring Green Waste Cleanup Events

Spring is on the way, and that means it’s almost time for everyone to start cleaning up pine needles, branches, and other green waste from around their properties before the 2024 wildfire season arrives. This year there are again several events to help residents get their properties ready for fire season:

Bear Jaw Cleanup: Monday, April 29

This spring, Bear Jaw Interagency Fires & Fuels will once again help residents create defensible spaces around their properties by providing free pickup and disposal of branches, logs, small trees, leaves and pine needles. If you clear woody vegetation from around your home and stack it in a slash pile, then Bear Jaw will chip it and haul it away at no cost. Bear Jaw also will accept up to fifteen (15) clear bags of green waste (pine needles and leaves) per property. Public Works will be accepting all this woody vegetation from Bear Jaw for free at the Willard Springs Green Waste Station.

Only clear plastic bags of green waste will be accepted during the Bear Jaw Cleanup! Clear bags will be provided free of charge at the Pinewood Fire Station in early April.

IMPORTANT: Please have all green waste items out along the roadside by 7:30 a.m. on Monday, April 29!

Please note that certain conditions apply for this cleanup. If you’d like to learn more about the Bear Jaw Cleanup, click here. If you have questions, then please contact Robert Ortiz with Bear Jaw Interagency Fire & Fuels at (928) 525-1717 or

Community Cleanup Days

Cleanup Days are back this spring. The bulk waste voucher and informational flier for the 2024 Community Cleanup Days will go out to property owners in early May. As always, bulk waste vouchers are only good for depositing bulk waste at the City of Flagstaff Cinder Lake Landfill during Community Cleanup Days, which this year will run during the following dates and times:

Flagstaff Cinder Lake Landfill 

6770 East Landfill Road • Flagstaff, AZ

Friday, May 31 - Saturday, June 8

Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Saturday: 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Sunday: Closed

Even though green waste disposal will once again be free throughout the season at the Willard Springs Green Waste Station, Community Cleanup Days serve as an important reminder that spring is the optimal time of year for full- and part-time Munds Park residents to clean up their properties and prepare for wildfire season.

We’ll also be publishing more information about the 2024 Community Cleanup Days in upcoming editions of The Pinewood News, and fliers for the event are available at here.


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