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Crews are working in Area 2 which was scheduled for collection the week of September the 10th.

Please have your brush and bulk items out for collection as scheduled. Thank you for your patience.

Hazardous Waste and Garbage Trucks Just Don’t Mix

Read about the dangers

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City of Scottsdale - Solid Waste 
9191 E. San Salvador Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85258 
P: 480-312-5600 
F: 480-312-8115
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Scottsdale’s Solid Waste Division can provide a full range of trash and recycling collection services for businesses, contractors and multi-family residential developments.

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Hazardous Waste and Garbage Trucks Just Don’t Mix

Disposal of incompatible items such as, gasoline, pesticides, bleach, ammonia, and other household cleaners into a recycling container, trash container, or Brush/Bulk pile can cause a reaction when mixed with other solid waste material in a garbage truck.

Read the warning labels of items you are throwing away. Phrases such as: Flammable, Corrosive, Oxidizer and Combustible are warnings that these items need special attention for disposal.

A “Hot Load” is a load of material that catches fire, smolders, spontaneously combusts, or becomes toxic because of incompatible waste mixing inside a garbage truck. Hot loads can potentially jeopardize the health and safety of the driver of the garbage truck, as well as the public.

The City of Scottsdale Solid Waste Services asks that you know before you throw.

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 us at 480-312-5600 or contact us via email.

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.

Read more about the  history of automated trash collection in Scottsdale (PDF)

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