Recycling Information

The City of Phoenix has committed to helping protect the environment.  Recycling is as important today as ever before!

More than half of what we throw away can be recycled. Recycling helps conserve landfill space, preserve natural resources and control rising waste disposal costs. Homeowners that receive city garbage collection can participate in the citywide "Phoenix Recycles" program. Each home has two storage containers - one black or green container for bagged and tied garbage and the other, a blue container, for recycling. A tan container, being phased in, is for yard waste, such as grass clippings, twigs, branches and shrubs. To request additional containers, contact Solid Waste Customer Service at 602-262-7251.  All residential containers are collected once per week. To find your collection day, follow the link and enter your address:

Recycleable Materials for the City of Phoenix:


  • Cardboard, Food Boxes, Junk Mail,Wet Strength, Paper Board, Newspaper, Magazines, Phone Books, Juice Boxes
  • Shredded Paper (Must be placed in Clear Plastic Bags)
  • Not recyclable:  photographs, hardback or paperback books, blueprints, heat sensitive receipt paper
  • All hard plastic containers, including buckets, plastic jugs and bottles with or without caps
  • Not recyclable:  Plastic bags (you can take them to your local grocery store as part of the Bag Central Station program) and Plastic Pipe
  •  Glass Bottles and Jars, Food Grade Glass Containers
  •  Not recycleable:  window panes, mirrors, light blubs, windshields, car windows, treated glass, glass table tops, televisions (for TV’s contact Westech Recyclers at 602-256-7626)

  •  Aluminum Cans, Metal Cans, Small Metal Appliances, Empty Aerosol Cans                              
  • No paint, pesticides, oven cleaners


For large metal appliances, take a look at the City of Phoenix Appliance Electronics collection
For electronics recycling, click over to the City of Phoenix Electronics Recycling information page:
Don't have City services?  No problem!  Here are some great places to recycle:
Electronics:  Westech Recyclers at (602) 256-7626 or visit
Batteries:  visit Batteries + Bulbs at


For information on recycling locations and other Valley cities,
check out and the Valleywide Recycling Partnership.