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Accepted Recyclables List


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**Important Update**  Plastic bags are the biggest contaminant in our recycling program. Plastic bags and liners can damage the automated equipment at the Material Recovery Facility where all of your recyclables are sorted. If you have plastic bags to recycle you can take them to AJ's, Albertsons, Basha'a, Fresh & Easy, Fry's Food and Drug, Lowe's, Safeway, Smart & Final, Sun Flower Market, Target, Trader Joe's or WalMart. 
Please remember NO plastic bags and NO plastic liners in your mauve container. *

Please use your mauve recycling container ONLY for the items on our curbside recyclables list. Scottsdale's Recycling Mascot Wyatt Earth says,
"If it's not on the list.......please resist"!

If Curbside Recycling is not available to you, Please Email or call 480-312-5600 for recycling drop-off locations.

Clear plastic bags can be used to contain shredded paper.





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Beverage Cans and
Clean Aluminum Foil

No Food Trays, Pie Plates,
Folding Chair Frames

Aseptic Boxes

Milk, Juice and
Ice Cream Containers

No Foil Juice Bags


Corrugated Cardboard Boxes,
Dry Food Boxes such as
cereal, cake mix and cracker
containers (please remove liner)
shoe boxes, pizza boxes,
empty paper towel and toilet
 tissue tubes

No Packing Material, Bar Soap
or Detergent Boxes, Wax / Plastic Liners


Glass Food and
Beverage Containers
(clear, green or amber)

No Light Bulbs, Window
Glass, Mirror Glass,
Ceramics or Pottery


All Magazines and
Telephone Books

No Paperback or
Hardbound Books

Metal Cans

Food Cans made
of Steel or Tin, Aerosol Cans
(empty only please) and metal bottle caps

No Other Metals, paint
 cans or toxic materials 


Newspaper and All Inserts

No Bags or Rubber Bands


Computer and Writing Paper,Paper Beverage Cups,
Junk Mail, Brown Paper Grocery
Bags, File Folders

No Facial or Toilet Tissue,
Paper Towels, Paper Plates, Napkins,
Gift Wrap, Diapers, Pet Food Bags,
FedEx or Self-sealing Envelopes


All plastic cups and containers #1-7, plastic bottles, jugs, jars, yogurt containers, cottage cheese containers, margarine and whipped topping tubs, plastic "Clamshell" food containers and disposable plastic cups, including plastic bottle caps

No Plastic Bags *, Motor Oil or
Pool Chemical Containers or
* Clear plastic bags can be used to contain shredded paper.

Recycling Tips:

  1. Place any loose papers in a brown paper grocery bag before placing them in your mauve recycling container to help prevent spillage.
  2. Make sure your recyclable materials are clean, dry and empty.
  3. Break down any cardboard boxes to ensure your container empties.
  4. Do not use your mauve recycling container for non-recyclables including grass and yard or food waste. If it's not on the list, PLEASE RESIST!
  5. Additional mauve recycling containers are provided at no charge to residents who need additional capacity for their recyclable material.

Solid Waste Management
9191 E. San Salvador Drive
Scottsdale, Arizona 85258
Phone: 480-312-5600
Fax: 480-312-8115
Email Solid Waste Management