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Household Hazardous Waste

Household cleaners, paint, automotive fluids, batteries and electronics should not be placed in trash or recycling containers.

Household Hazardous Waste

Scottsdale residents can properly dispose of these materials at our free Home Household Hazardous Waste Collection during the months of January, March, April, May, July, August, September, October & November.  

This service is offered to 200 residents per month on a first come, first served basis.  April 2016 registration is currently full and we are currently registering participants for May collection which will occur the week of May 23.  This service is not offered during the month of June.

Schedule an at home pick-up by filling out the registration form online.

Items we can accept:

  • Photo Chemicals
  • Automotive Fluids
  • Household Cleaners
  • Pool Acids / Chlorine
  • Solvents and Thinners
  • Paints / Stains / Varnishes
  • Household and Car Batteries
  • CFL and Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Items we can’t accept:

  • Tires
  • Appliances
  • Ammunition
  • Medical Waste
  • Landscape Waste
  • Explosive Material
  • Radioactive Material


  • Drop-off event are for hazardous materials generated from residences only – no commercial hazardous materials will be accepted
  • Material should be tightly sealed in its original container, if possible, and placed in a cardboard box. Glass containers should be wrapped in towels, cloth or packaged in some other way to prevent breakage. Materials should be transported to the event in the trunk or bed of your vehicle
  • If you can’t make it to our drop-off event, check your local auto parts, home improvement or battery store: many will accept specific household hazardous waste items and properly dispose them

Proper disposal of medications

When you no longer need a medication (prescription or non-prescription)

Please do not put medications in your garbage disposal, drain or flush them down the toilet.

Recent research from the Environmental Protection Agency has revealed that pharmaceuticals are now evident in our nation’s water bodies and groundwater – possibly due to improper disposal.

Instead, here’s a simple, safe and effective way to dispose of medications:

  1. Place the medication(s) in a watertight container
  2. Add enough warm water to help them dissolve into a paste
  3. Add a small amount of an undesirable substance like dish soap, coffee grounds or kitty litter to prevent pets and animals from eating it
  4. Bag and tie the container and place it in your black trash receptacle for normal collection

Contact Information

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