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.

To optimize this service, please ensure you place 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 Don't 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  Sign up for a Household Hazardous Waste 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

If you live in an H.O.A. then please check your community's rules as they may be more restrictive.

The Right Way

Image of a garbage truck carrying brush and another garbage truck carrying bulk trash.

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.
  • 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.

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.

2024 Collection Map and Schedule

Area 1
Bell Road north to North City Limits
January 1January 29February 26
March 25April 22May 20
June 24July 29August 26
September 30October 28December 2
December 30
Area 2
Bell Road south to Shea Blvd.

Both sides of the 101 FWY.
January 8February 5March 4
April 1April 29June 3
July 8August 5September 9
October 7November 4December 9
Area 3
Shea Blvd. south to Chaparral Road

Both sides of the 101 FWY.
January 15February 12March 11
April 8May 6June 10
July 15August 12September 16
October 14November 11December 16
Area 4
Chaparral Road south to the South City Limits.
January 22February 19March 18
April 15May 13June 17
July 22August 19September 23
October 21November 18December 23

Last Updated: Jul 1, 2024

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9191 E. San Salvador Drive Scottsdale, AZ 85258
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