Trash & Recycling Collection Days Are Changing
Beginning November 01, 2021, most Scottsdale trash and recycling residential customers will have a new pick-up day. Scottsdale will now pick up recycling and trash five days a week. To achieve this about 95 percent of Scottsdale residents will have a change to trash and/or recycling curbside days. Learn more
Transition from Alley to Curbside pickup
The City of Scottsdale is discontinuing alley trash collection from most Scottsdale homes and moving to curbside service. This transition will begin in January 2021 and take about four years to complete. Learn more
Brush and Bulk Collection is currently running behind schedule. Crews are working in Area 1 as of Wednesday, September the 15th. We appreciate your patience as we work to return to our regular schedule. For more information, call 480-312-5600.
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Residential Holiday Collection Schedule
Changes in collection day only occurs on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. During the rest of the holidays, Scottsdale Solid Waste staff will be working to collect your trash and recycling as regularly scheduled.
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Report a Collection/Pickup Issue
We are committed to providing citizens with service of the highest possible level of quality. If you have an issue with residential, commercial, brush/bulk trash collection or pickup service, please let us know.
Residential Trash & Recycling
Specifics and guidelines for curbside residential and alley collection service
Scottsdale’s Solid Waste can provide a full range of trash and recycling collection services for businesses, contractors and multi-family residential developments in Scottsdale.
Brush and Bulk
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.
Residential Landfill Program
Through the city’s contract with the Salt River Landfill, residential solid waste customers may haul up to 2,000 pounds of trash, brush or bulk items to the landfill once per calendar week.
Household Hazardous Waste & Medications
Scottsdale Solid Waste offers two ways to recycle household hazardous waste: the annual Drop-Off Yard Event and monthly Home Collection.
Scottsdale Solid Waste provides a special pickup to haul away move-in boxes for residential collection customers who just moved into a single-family residential home in Scottsdale.
Scottsdale Solid Waste will haul away appliances such as washers & dryers, stoves/ovens, water heaters, dishwashers, refrigerators and freezers
Scottsdale residents can properly dispose of electronics like computers , printers, phones, cameras, televisions and stereo equipment at our free Electronics Recycling Days.
Food Waste & Composting
By making small adjustments in how we shop for, prepare, and store food, we can save time and money, and keep the valuable resources used to produce and distribute the food from going to waste!
INFORMATION & GUIDELINES
Know Before You Throw
Search for items to dispose of using the Waste Wizard
Waste Wizard will inform how the item should be disposed of
Dispose of item using the correct collection type or agency
Commonly Searched Terms:
Food Waste Composting Corrugated Cardboard Plastic Bag Egg Carton Television Shredded Paper Batteries Moving Boxes Paint Light Bulbs Grass Clippings
Reduce Reuse Recycle
Learn how reducing, reusing, and recycling can help you, your community, and the environment by saving money, energy, and natural resources.
Public Recycle Drop-off Location
- Eldorado Aquatic & Fitness Center (2301 N. Miller Rd)
- Indian School Park & Tennis Center (4175 N. Hayden Rd)
- North Corporation Yard (9191 E. San Salvador Dr)
- Scottsdale Ranch Park (10336 E Via Linda)
- Scottsdale Fire Dept Station 9 (14970 N. 78th Way)
- Horizon Park (15444 N 100th St)
- Scottsdale Fire Dept Station 10 (16701 N. 100th St)
- Thompson Peak Park (20199 N. 78th Pl)
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.
Education & Outreach
Staff from Scottsdale’s Solid Waste Services 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.
Please call us if you are interested in more information or would like to schedule a presentation or facility tour.