Brush and Bulk Collection

The Brush and Bulk collection service is currently running behind schedule. 

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. 

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.

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 will 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.
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

2018 Collection Map and Schedule

Brush & Bulk Collection Map

2012 Brush Map

Download/Print 2018 Schedule (PDF)

Area 1

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

January 1 January 29 February 26
March 26 April 23 May 21
June 25 July 23 August 27
October 1 October 29 December 3

Area 2

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

January 8 February 5 March 5
April 2 April 30 June 4
July 2 August 6 September 10
October 8 November 5 December 10

Area 3

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

January 15 February 12 March 12
April 9 May 7 June 11
July 9 August 13 September 17
October 15 November 12 December 17

Area 4

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

January 22 February 19 March 19
April 16 May 14 June 18
July 16 August 20 September 24
October 22 November 26 December 24

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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