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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.

If you are interested in more information or would like to schedule a presentation or facility tour, please call 480-312-5600 or Email Scottsdale Solid Waste

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