City offices closed, sanitation services pause on July 4
Goodyear, Ariz. (June 25, 2018) – Goodyear City Hall will be closed on Wednesday, July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Emergency fire and police services will operate as normal and will not be affected by this closure. City offices will re-open at 8 a.m. Thursday, July 5.
There will be no trash, recycling or bulk refuse service on the holiday. Sanitation services will resume the day after the holiday on a modified schedule where collection shifts one day later than usual. For more information on trash and recycling collection services, visit www.goodyearaz.gov/trash, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Public Works Department at 623-932-3010, option 3.
A Reminder about fireworks
Arizona Revised Statutes section 36-1606 and Goodyear city ordinance 14-1302 regulate the sale and use of fireworks within city limits. The use of consumer fireworks is permitted for use in Goodyear only during the periods of June 24 – July 6 and Dec. 10 through Jan. 3 of each year. The National Safety Council encourages leaving the fireworks shows to professionals.
- Device malfunction and improper use are associated with the most fireworks injuries.
- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that sparklers and rockets accounted for more than 40 percent of all estimated injuries.
- In 2013, eight people died and about 11,400 were injured badly enough to require medical treatment after fireworks-related incidents.
- The National Fire Protection Association reports that in 2011, fireworks caused about 1,200 structure fires.
Fireworks safety tips
- Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks, including sparklers, which burn at temperatures of nearly 2,000 degrees.
- Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
- Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap.
- Never try to relight or handle malfunctioning fireworks.
- Never carry fireworks in a pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers.
- After fireworks complete their burning, douse the spent device with plenty of water from a bucket or hose before discarding the device to prevent a trash fire.