Waste Reduction & Diversion
Scottsdale began offering curb side residential recycling in 1996 and since then has expanded its program to include electronics, hazardous waste, green waste, and even appliances. The city’s unique geography necessitated the construction of a solid waste transfer station in the northern part of the city. The transfer station saves the collection vehicles from traveling 420,000 miles each year and results in over $400,000 in annual estimated fuel savings. CNG vehicles make up 60% of our solid waste fleet.
Residential Trash & Recycling Guidelines
Specifics and guidelines for curbside residential and alley collection service
Scottsdale residents can properly dispose of electronics like computers , printers, phones, cameras, televisions and stereo equipment at our free Electronics Recycling Days.
Brush and Bulk
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.
Household Hazardous Waste & Medications
Scottsdale Solid Waste offers two ways to recycle household hazardous waste: the annual Drop-Off Yard Event and monthly Home Collection.
Scottsdale Solid Waste will haul away appliances such as washers & dryers, stoves/ovens, water heaters, dishwashers, refrigerators and freezers
Scottsdale Solid Waste provides a special pickup to haul away move-in boxes for residential collection customers who just moved into a single-family residential home in Scottsdale.
Scottsdale’s citizens participating in the city’s recycling programs successfully divert over 20% or over 31,000 tons of municipal waste and 15% of green waste from the landfill annually, making Scottsdale a leader in landfill diversion. The city offers a variety of waste collection events, such as electronics recycling and household hazardous waste collection days. These two programs alone divert over 130 tons of waste each year. Scottsdale also offers a move-in box collection program, commercial recycling and provides education programs to the community.
Solid Waste and Recycling Strategic Plan
In May 2016 the Scottsdale City Council initiated the creation of Scottsdale’s Community Solid Waste and Recycling Strategic Plan. The intent of the strategic plan is to go beyond directing the activities of the city of Scottsdale’s Solid Waste Services department, but instead provide a community-wide vision and plan for addressing all solid waste and recycling needs.
Library Recycling Program
Scottsdale Public Library accepts materials in good condition that are gently used and are not dusty, damaged, or bug infested to be reused.