Trash and Recycling Collection Guidelines

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Curbside residential collection basics

  • Place your container on the street with wheels against the curb by 5 a.m. on collection days and remove it the same day
  • Keep your container at least four feet from other containers, parked cars, mail boxes and other obstacles that may prevent our crews from picking it up
  • Don’t overfill your container – the lid must close per Maricopa County Health Department standards
  • If your city-owned container needs repair, please call 480-312-5600 or Submit Your Online Request

(Garbage & Trash) Specifics

Recycling Specifics

  • Only put accepted materials in your recycling container.
  • Don't place plastic bags or liners in your recycling container as they can damage the equipment used at the sorting facility
    Instead, many local grocery stores offer plastic shopping bag recycling drop-off containers

  • Make sure your recyclable materials are clean, dry and empty
  • Break down or cut-up cardboard boxes to keep them from getting stuck in your container
  • If you need an additional mauve recycling container, you must purchase one from Solid Waste Services at a one time charge of $108.00 – please call 480-312-5600 
  • If we don’t offer curbside recycling in your area, please call 480-312-5600 or Submit Your Online Request for recycling drop-off locations

Alley collection guidelines

In some parts of Scottsdale, residential trash collection is provided via 300-gallon shared containers placed in alleys. Please follow the same trash guidelines provided above.

Please do not re-position alley containers – we position them to provide best access to all users and away from overhead hazards.

The city and residents share responsibility for maintaining unpaved alleys in Scottsdale

In general:

  • Do not place rocks, landscaping gravel, dirt or construction waste in the alley or in the container (Materials such as these must be taken to the landfill)
  • Do not plant trees or shrubs in alleys
  • Control grass and weeds to reduce fire hazards
  • Trim trees that overhang into the alley to your fence line and to an overhead clearance of 15 feet
  • Report illegal dumping to Solid Waste Services (preferably with a vehicle description and license plate number) via phone call 480-312-5600 or Submit Your Online Request

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 

Residential Rates

Residential Containers

Container Size Monthly Collection Fee Recycling
20 Gallons * $28.03 ** No additional charge
90 Gallons $28.03 ** No additional charge
Additional Garbage Container $14.22 N/A
Additional Recycling Container No additional charge No additional charge
* 20 Gallon containers only applies for hand collection routes only
** Total fee is $28.03 after applying a $0.04 fee paid to the State of Arizona per Section 49.836
New/Additional/Replacement Trash or Recycling Container Fee is $108.00
Fee will be added to the next billing cycle