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Quad Cities in Brief: Prescott starts home pickup of hazardous waste

The City of Prescott, Solid Waste Division is launching a new, at-home collection of household hazardous waste for residents of Prescott.

The program offers scheduled pick up of items such as used motor oil, pesticides, cleaners and other hazardous materials.

The city will begin taking calls for this service on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. The collection will take place from March 5 through March 23, 2018. There will be no drop off at the Transfer Station.

To schedule a pick up at your home, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Complete the form online through the Transfer Station webpage to let the city know know what type of waste you wish to have picked up from your home. You can also request a collection appointment by calling 928-777-1116.

Or go online to, click on SERVICES AND SAFETY.

Step 2: You will receive a confirmation email or phone call from the city with your appointment collection date. To reschedule your appointment, call 928-777-1116 at least 24 hours before your collection date. Appointments are limited.

Step 3: Set your hazardous waste items near your carport or garage for collection by 6 a.m. on your scheduled collection day. All containers must be properly labeled, sealed and placed outside by your carport or garage. Do not place hazardous waste by the sidewalk or curbside.

Hazardous items that will be collected include the following: acids, antifreeze, appliances, batteries, car batteries, gasoline (5-gallon limit), cleaners, electronics, fluorescents, Freon, fuel tanks, oil-based paint (5-gallon limit), latex paint (20-gallon limit), paint remover, paint thinner, pesticides, smoke detectors, tires, and used oil (5 gallon limit).

Items that will not be collected include the following: prescription drugs, ammunition, asbestos, commercial (business) waste, commercial vehicle tires (tractors, tractor trailer, and heavy equipment), explosives, fireworks, home-generated medical waste, household garbage, items in plastic trash bags, radioactive waste, or any other material or items not included from the “Acceptable item” list above.

For more information, call 928-777-1116 or go to

City’s Drop-by-Drop Series examines Prescott’s Water Cycle

The City of Prescott Water Resource Management Department presents the second installment of WaterSmart: Drop by Drop, an interactive education initiative addressing water supply and water conservation.

The program is scheduled for Wednesday, February 21, at noon in the Founders Suite at the Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St.

This month’s presentation, “Prescott’s Urban Water Cycle,” will explain where the city’s water comes from and how it is delivered to local homes for everyday use.

On the third Wednesday of each month, the city will host a presentation and factsheet highlighting a different topic. Citizens who cannot make it to the library can also visit the city’s website,

The program offers the community water education to help citizens protect water resources today and for generations to come.

For more information, contact Leah Hubbard at 928-777-1645.

Lonesome Valley Quilt Guild meets

On Monday, Feb. 5, the Lonesome Valley Quilt Guild will host Carolyn O’Bagy Davis. She is a writer, lecturer and curator and will present a program on Goldie Tracy Richmond and her wonderful quilts.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 7763 E. Long Look Drive (corner of Long Look/Loos off Glassford), Prescott Valley. The event is free and includes free refreshments. For information, call 928-830-2565.

Bradshaw Ranger District to hold public meeting

The Bradshaw Ranger District of the Prescott National Forest will host a public meeting on the Greater Prescott Trails Mid-Term #2 Project. The meeting will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 5, at the Boys and Girls Club, 335 E. Aubrey Street, Prescott.

The Bradshaw Ranger District is seeking public comments on approximately 62 miles of trails, including 27 miles of trails designed for all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) 50 inches and less and 35 miles of trails designated for motorcycles, and one trailhead proposal to improve trail access and address natural resource concerns.

All ATV-designated trails would be considered multiuse and allow use by all other motorized and non-motorized vehicles. The trail proposals include reroutes, changes in status, adoption of unauthorized trails and new construction.

The Seven Mile Gulch trailhead proposal primarily addresses the need for an expanded and relocated trailhead for providing access to the trail system.

“The proposed trails and trailhead proposal are the direct result of the collaborative Greater Prescott Trail Planning process, a multi-year, partner and community based effort to identify and prioritize sustainable trail development needs in the greater Prescott area,” said Sarah Tomsky, Bradshaw District Ranger.

The district must receive by Feb. 20 for the commenter to have standing for objections. Comments should be as specific as possible to assist in the analysis. To comment on the proposal or review the details of it, including maps, go to

Comments may also be submitted in writing to Greater Prescott Trails – Mid Term 2 Project, Prescott National Forest, 344 South Cortez Street, Prescott, AZ 86303, Attn: Susan Johnson.

For questions related to the project or meeting, contact Johnson, the recreation program manager, at 928-443-8075.