Brush and Bulk Collection

Juneteenth, Wednesday, June 19: No changes to collection services.

The Juneteenth holiday will not impact your scheduled trash and recycling collection services. Ensure your containers are out for collection by 5 a.m. on your service day or after 6 p.m. the evening prior.

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.

Brush and bulk collection spans a week, commencing on the Monday designated for your collection week and concluding on Friday. The crew responsible for brush and bulk collection visits the neighborhood once within the scheduled week and will not return for piles that were placed after servicing the street.

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

Items We Accept

  • Furniture
  • Mattresses
  • Tree limbs and branches: no longer than 6 feet
  • Small clippings, grass, leaves and any loose material: bagged and tied
  • Televisions: CRT, Projection Screen
  • Cacti or century plants: boxed

Items Not accept:

  • Dirt, rocks, sod or sand
  • Concrete or cement
  • Fiberglass materials: tubs, showers, pool equipment, insulation
  • Construction and remodel debris
  • Automobile parts: engines, body panels, tires and rims
  • Household generated trash
  • Hazardous Waste: Sign up for a Hazardous Home Collection
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!

Construction and Remodeling

Residents are responsible for remodeling and construction debris (lumber, drywall, roofing material, carpet, tile, countertops, sheet glass or mirrors). Make sure your contractor hauls this stuff away.

Alley Maintenance is the responsibility of the Scottsdale resident. When starting a remodeling or construction project, debris must be contained away from the alley, inside your fence-line. Arrangements must be made for its proper disposal. It is also illegal to place cement, concrete, dirt, rocks, or construction/remodeling debris in the alley, or inside any city trash container.

The Right Time

Have your brush and bulk out for collection by 5 a.m. 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.

  • Please stack items neatly, parallel to the street on your front property line, only if you do not have an alley way.
  • If you have an alley way, please place all 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.

Prepare items for Collection

3 DAY RULE - Residents may place bulk/brush out for collection no sooner than 3 days prior to the Monday of scheduled collection 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.
  • To ensure safe collection, please separate glass from other items. Place glass in small, sturdy cardboard boxes, clearly labeled. Boxes should not exceed dimensions of 2’x2’x2’. Please note that Brush & Bulk will only collect glass that is boxed appropriately.
  • 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. Saguaro cactus should be cut to 6 feet.
  • 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
  • The Brush & Bulk crew allocates 20 minutes per residential pile, if larger than the 10 feet long by 6 feet wide by 4 feet tall dimension. Any items remaining after the crew has completed their service will be the responsibility of the resident to manage and properly remove within 72 hours of notice

2024 Collection Map and Schedule

Brush & Bulk Collection Map

2024 Brush Map

Download/Print 2024 Schedule (PDF)

Area 1

Bell Road north to North City limits

January 1 January 29 February 26
March 25 April 22 May 20
June 24 July 29 August 26
September 30 October 28 December 2
December 30

Area 2

Bell Road south to Shea Blvd. 

Both sides of the 101 FWY. 

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

Area 3

Shea Blvd. south to Chaparral Road

Both Sides of the 101 FWY.  

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

Area 4

Chaparral Road south to the South City Limits.

January 22 February 19 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
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