Brush and Bulk Collection

Brush and Bulk Service is Behind Schedule

Weekly trash and recycling service are unaffected.

Due to a labor shortage, the monthly Brush and Bulk Collection is running behind schedule. Crews are working in Area 2 which is scheduled for the week of November the 8th. The city is doing everything it can to get materials picked up as soon as possible. 

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

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: see Household Hazardous Waste drop-off events
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

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, 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

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

2021 Collection Map and Schedule

Due to recent storms, a substantial increase the amount of material being put out for collection and a labor shortage, monthly Brush and Bulk Collection is running behind schedule.  The city is doing everything it can to get materials picked up as soon as possible.

For the remainder of October 2021, crews will focus on homes that have curbside brush and bulk service to have all city streets and common areas free of brush and bulk by Halloween. Please do not place items out after crews have collected in your area.  Crews will be picking up curbside only in Area 2 the week of Oct. 11, Area 3 the week of Oct. 18 and Area 4 the week of Oct. 25.

Brush & Bulk Collection Map

2020 Brush Map

Download/Print 2021 Schedule(PDF)

Area 1

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

January 4 February 1 March 1
March 29 April 26 May 24
June 28 August 2 August 30
October 4 November 1 December 6

Area 2

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

January 11 February 8 March 8
April 5 May 3 June 7
July 12 August 9 September 13
October 11 November 8 December 13

Area 3

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

January 18 February 15 March 15
April 12 May 10 June 14
July 19 August 16 September 20
October 18 November 15 December 20

Area 4

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

January 25 February 22 March 22
April 19 May 17 June 21
July 26 August 23 September 27
October 25 November 29 December 27

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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