Brush and Bulk Collection

Scottsdale Brush and Bulk collection is on schedule. Brush crews are in Area 2 starting Monday 12/09.

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.

This is a week long service starting on the Monday of your collection week and ending on Friday. 

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.  
If you live in an H.O.A. then please check your community's rules as they may be more restrictive. 

The Right Way

Brush and Bulk Graphic  

Remember 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 may 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.
  • Do not place brush and bulk items in empty lots, washes or HOA common areas.
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.
  • 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

2019 Collection Map and Schedule

Brush & Bulk Collection Map

2019 Brush Map

Download/Print 2019 Schedule (PDF)

Area 1

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

December 31 January 28 February 25
March 25 April 22 May 20
June 24 July 29 August 26
September 30 October 28 December 2
December 30

Area 2

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

January 7 February 4 March 4
April 1 April 29 June 3
July 8 August 5 September 9
October 7 November 4 December 9

Area 3

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

January 14 February 11 March 11
April 8 May 6 June 10
July 15 August 12 September 16
October 14 November 11 December 16

Area 4

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

January 21 February 18 March 18
April 15 May 13 June 17
July 22 August 19 September 23
October 21 November 18 December 23

Contact Information

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

Need Help?

480-312-3111

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