Recycling Services

Scottsdale began offering curb side residential recycling in 1996 and since then has expanded its program to include electronics, hazardous waste, green waste, and even appliances. The city's unique geography necessitated the construction of a solid waste transfer station in the northern part of the city. The transfer station saves the collection vehicles from traveling 420,000 miles each year and results in over $400,000 in annual estimated fuel savings. CNG vehicles make up 60% of our solid waste fleet.


Landfill Diversion

Scottsdale's citizens participating in the city's recycling programs successfully divert 27% or over 24,000 tons of municipal waste and 5% of green waste from the landfill annually, making Scottsdale a leader in landfill diversion. The city offers a variety of waste collection events, such as electronics recycling and household hazardous waste collection days. These two programs alone divert over 300 tons of waste each year. Scottsdale also offers a move-in box collection program, commercial recycling and provides education programs to the community.


Residential Trash & Recycling Guidelines

Specifics and guidelines for curbside residential and alley collection service


Food Waste & Composting

By making small adjustments in how we shop for, prepare, and store food, we can save time and money, and keep the valuable resources used to produce and distribute the food from going to waste.


Electronics Recycling

Scottsdale residents can properly dispose of electronics like computers , printers, phones, cameras, televisions and stereo equipment at our free Electronics Recycling Days.


Brush and Bulk

Scottsdale Solid Waste provides monthly brush and bulk collection for residents who pay for residential collection services. This service provides an easy and convenient way for you to dispose of items too big to fit in your curbside container.


Household Hazardous Waste & Medications

Scottsdale Solid Waste offers a monthly Home Collection to recycle household hazardous waste.


Appliance Collection

Scottsdale Solid Waste will haul away appliances such as washers & dryers, stoves/ovens, water heaters, dishwashers, refrigerators and freezers


Move-in Boxes

Scottsdale Solid Waste provides a special pickup to haul away move-in boxes for residential collection customers who just moved into a single-family residential home in Scottsdale.


Solid Waste and Recycling Strategic Plan

In May 2016 the Scottsdale City Council initiated the creation of Scottsdale’s Community Solid Waste and Recycling Strategic Plan. The intent of the strategic plan is to go beyond directing the activities of the city of Scottsdale’s Solid Waste Services department, but instead provide a community-wide vision and plan for addressing all solid waste and recycling needs.


Library Recycling Program

Scottsdale Public Library accepts materials in good condition that are gently used and are not dusty, damaged, or bug infested to be reused.

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