Household Hazardous Waste

Household cleaners, paint, automotive fluids, batteries and electronics should not be placed in trash or recycling containers. Scottsdale Solid Waste offers two ways to recycle household hazardous waste: the annual Drop-Off Yard Event and monthly Home Collection.

Drop-Off Yard Event (Annual)

Time: 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019 

Location: 9191 E. San Salvador Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85258   

 

Home Collection (Monthly)

Scottsdale Solid Waste provides scheduled household hazardous waste collection at your home for residents who pay for residential collection services. This program is for residential utility customers only. Each residential address can have up to 3 collections per year for free.

2018 Collection Months:

  • January
  • April
  • May
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November

Registration opens the first day of each collection month listed above and is limited to 200 households a month on a first come, first served basis.

IMPORTANT: A maximum of 20 gallons will be collected per appointment.

Steps for Home Collection HHW Pickup:

Acceptable & Unacceptable Items

From your house

  • Aerosol Cans
  • Ammonia
  • Cleaners and Spot Removers
  • NiCad Batteries
  • Photo Chemicals and Chemistry Sets
  • Oven Cleaners
  • Bleaches
  • Drain Cleaners
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • CFL and Fluorescent Light Bulbs

From your garage

  • Car Batteries
  • Engine Degreasers
  • All Engine Fluids
  • Gasoline
  • Kerosene

From your yard

  • Insecticides, Weed Killers and Poisons
  • Pesticides
  • Fertilizer
  • Herbicides
  • Rodent Killers
  • Swimming Pool Chemicals

From your workbench

  • Oil and Latex Paint (20 Gallon Limit)
  • Adhesives
  • Hobby Supplies
  • Sealers
  • Solvents
  • Rust Preventatives
  • Spray Paint
  • Stain Thinners and Strippers

Unacceptable Waste Products

  • Biological Waste
  • Ammunition
  • Leaking Containers
  • Large Appliances
  • Electronics
  • Radioactive Materials
  • Commercial Chemicals (for business use)
Sign up for a Home Collection

Tips:

  • Annual drop-off event is for hazardous materials generated from residences only – no commercial hazardous materials will be accepted.
  • Material should be tightly sealed in its original container, if possible, and placed in a cardboard box. Glass containers should be wrapped in towels, cloth or packaged in some other way to prevent breakage. Materials should be transported to the event in the trunk or bed of your vehicle.
  • If you cannot make it to our drop-off event, check your local auto parts, home improvement or battery store: many will accept specific household hazardous waste items and properly dispose them.
 

Proper disposal of medications

When you no longer need a medication (prescription or non-prescription)

Please do not put medications in your garbage disposal, drain or flush them down the toilet.

Recent research from the Environmental Protection Agency has revealed that pharmaceuticals are now evident in our nation’s water bodies and groundwater – possibly due to improper disposal.

Instead, here’s a simple, safe and effective way to dispose of medications:

  1. Place the medication(s) in a watertight container
  2. Add enough warm water to help them dissolve into a paste
  3. Add a small amount of an undesirable substance like dish soap, coffee grounds or kitty litter to prevent pets and animals from eating it
  4. Bag and tie the container and place it in your black trash receptacle for normal collection

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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Need Help?

480-312-3111

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