About Solid Waste
Scottsdale’s history of innovation in solid waste collection
Did you know that modern, mechanized residential trash collection was invented by city staff in Scottsdale?
It’s true – standard practices around the nation and around the world started right here.
Learn our incredible history
Read more about the history of automated refuse collection in Scottsdale (PDF)
Would you like to know more?
Staff from Scottsdale’s Solid Waste Department can present to schools, individual classrooms, homeowners association groups, neighborhood groups, youth and service organizations about recycling, home composting, household hazardous waste and arrange tours of the city’s transfer station and the Salt River Landfill and Material Recovery (Recycling) Facility.