Brush and Bulk Collection

Scottsdale Brush and Bulk collection is currently on schedule. Crews are working in Area 4 which was scheduled for the week of September the 21st. Please continue to place your brush and bulk items out 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.

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

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

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 we do not accept:

  • Dirt, rocks, sod or sand. 
  • Concrete or cement. 
  • Fiberglass materials (tubs, showers, pool equipment, insulation).
  • Construction and remodel debris (lumber, drywall, roofing material, carpet, tile, countertops, sheet glass or mirrors).
  • Automobile parts (engines, body panels, tires and rims).
  • Household generated trash.

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 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, 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.
  • Do not place brush and bulk items in empty lots, washes or HOA common areas.
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

2020 Collection Map and Schedule

Brush & Bulk Collection Map

2019 Brush Map

Download/Print 2020 Schedule (PDF)

Area 1

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

January 1 January 27 February 24
March 23 April 20 May 18
June 22 July 27 August 24
September 28 October 26 November 30

Area 2

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

January 6 February 3 March 2
March 30 April 27 June 1
July 6 August 3 August 31
October 5 November 2 December 7

Area 3

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

January 13 February 10 March 9
April 6 May 4 June 8
July 13 August 10 September 14
October 12 November 9 December 14

Area 4

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

January 20 February 17 March 16
April 13 May 11 June 15
July 20 August 17 September 21
October 19 November 16 December 21

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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