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Accepted Recyclables List

Please remember NO plastic bags and NO plastic liners in your mauve container.

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, Bashas', Fresh & Easy, Fry's Food and Drug, Lowe's, Safeway, Smart & Final, Sun Flower Market, Target, Trader Joe's or Walmart.

Material Guidelines

Please use your mauve recycling container only for the items on our curbside recyclables list.

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MATERIAL RECYCLE DO NOT RECYCLE
Aluminum 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
Cardboard Chipboard 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 Glass Food and Beverage Containers (clear, green or amber) No Light Bulbs, Window Glass, Mirror Glass, Ceramics or Pottery
Magazines 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 Newspaper and All Inserts No Bags or Rubber Bands
Paper 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
Plastics 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 Styrofoam
* 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.

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