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Brush and Bulk Collection

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.

See below for the Brush & Bulk Collection Map and Schedule.

To get the most out of this service, please put out the right stuff, at the right time in the right way.

The Right Stuff

Brush & bulk collection is for things like yard waste, furniture, mattresses and other large items

  • Please do not put out tires, paint, paint thinners, strippers, pesticides, batteries, motor oils, chlorine or pool acid for bulk collection. Dispose of these at our Household Hazardous Waste drop-off events
  • Please do not put out trash, construction or remodeling debris, sheet glass, windows or mirrors

Residents are responsible for debris like this – when you’re remodeling, make sure your contractor hauls this stuff away

Schedule your trimmings and cleanup projects to coincide with the brush removal schedule, so we can remove your material from the curb or alley in a timely manner. Your neighbors will appreciate it!

The Right Time

Have your brush and bulk out for collection by 5 a.m. the Monday of the week your area is scheduled

Please do not place brush or bulk items out for collection more than nine days prior to the Monday of the week your area is scheduled

The Right Way

Brush and Bulk GraphicRemember that each homeowner is responsible for the manner in which material is placed out for collection, whether or not you hire someone else to do the work.  Please separate your brush and bulk pickup into two piles – one for green waste and one for everything else. The piles will be picked up by separate trucks during your designated brush and bulk pickup week.  The green waste – yard clippings, branches and trimmings – will be composted to help grow new plants, while the rest will be taken to the landfill for disposal.

  • Please stack items neatly, parallel to the street on your front property line, where your trash collection typically takes place
  • If you have alley garbage collection, place bulk trash on your side of the alley along your property line only and keep the alley clear so our crews can collect the material.
  • The piles should not exceed 10 feet long by 6 feet wide by 4 feet tall.  Please place the bulk waste and green waste piles at least three feet apart from each other.
Collection crews can only spend 20 minutes per residence, and anything in excess they have to leave behind must be removed from the curb until the next collection

Prepare items for Collection

9 DAY RULE - Residents may place bulk/brush out for collection no sooner than 9 days prior to the Monday of scheduled collections week.

  • Cut tree limbs into 6-foot segments and stacked neatly so that all cut ends point in the same direction.
  • Tree limbs and other objects must be less than 12 inches in diameter.
  • Wood panels and wood fencing must be no larger than 5 feet square.
  • Keep glass separate from other items, in small, sturdy cardboard boxes and clearly labeled. Boxes should be 2’x2’x2’ or smaller.
  • Place yard clippings (grass, leaves, palm tree skins and bark) in plastic bags. Bags must be securely tied.
  • Place cacti in sturdy closed boxes with lids. Boxes should be 2’x2’x2’ or smaller.
  • Refrigerators must have the doors, hinges, lids and latches removed and have the refrigerant removed by a licensed technician (per Arizona Revised Statutes 36-1651)
  • Our crews will only remove large debris. The equipment we use often leaves behind small debris, which is the homeowner’s responsibility to cleanup
  • Do not place bulk trash on or within four feet of city-owned containers or bins, water meters, cable boxes, fire hydrants, block walls or other fixed objects

2017 Collection Map and Schedule

Brush & Bulk Collection Map

2012 Brush Map

Download/Print Schedule (PDF)

Area 1

Thunderbird Road to Indian Bend Road east of the 101 FWY
Dynamite Blvd. north to City limits

January 2 February 6 March 6
April 3 May 1 May 29
June 26 July 24 August 28
October 2 October 30 December 4

Area 2

Bell Road to Indian Bend Road west of the 101 FWY
Dynamite Blvd. to Happy Valley Road

January 16 February 13 March 13
April 10 May 8 June 5
July 3 August 7 September 11
October 9 November 6 December 11

Area 3

Indian Bend Road to Thomas Road
Happy Valley Road to Pinnacle Peak Road

January 23 February 20 March 20
April 17 May 15 June 12
July 10 August 14 September 18
October 16 November 13 December 18

Area 4

Thomas Road to McKellips Road
Pinnacle Peak Road to Thunderbird Road
(including McDowell Mtn Ranch)

January 30 February 27 March 27
April 24 May 22 June 19
July 17 August 21 September 25
October 23 November 27 December 25

Contact Information

City of Scottsdale - Solid Waste 
9191 E. San Salvador Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85258 
P: 480-312-5600 
F: 480-312-8115
Contact Scottsdale Solid Waste