The city of Scottsdale schedules appliance collections on the last Wednesday of each month. Collection must be scheduled in advance by calling (480) 312-5600. Appliances accepted include washers and dryers, stoves and ovens, water heaters, dishwashers, and refrigerators and freezers with all doors removed for safety reasons. Appliances containing Freon, such as refrigerators and freezers, will not be collected unless the compressor has been removed and the Freon recovered by a certified technician. Appliances must be placed curbside by 5 a.m. the Wednesday they are scheduled for collection.
The most convenient place to recycle your batteries in Scottsdale is probably at one of the city’s Household Hazardous Waste collection events. See below for more information.
- Aluminum and other metals in the form of beverage, tin and food cans, along with clean aluminum foil
- Cardboard and chipboard in the form of corrugated boxes, so long as they are flattened and do not contain styrofoam and other packing materials, dry food boxes with liners removed, and shoe boxes
- Glass bottles and jars (green, amber and clear)
- Paper in the form of newspaper, magazines, phone books and inserts, computer and writing paper, file folders, paper bags, thermal fax paper, junk mail, and package type envelopes
- All plastic jugs and bottles with screw top lids or the base larger than the neck, regardless of recycling number
REMOVE ALL LIDS BEFORE PLACING BOTTLES AND JARS IN THE BIN.
You may NOT recycle:
- Pottery, window glass and light bulbs
- Pizza boxes, towel or tissue rolls, soap or detergent boxes
- Food trays, folding chairs, foil juice bags or pie tins
- Plastic bags
- Facial and toilet paper, paper towels, napkins and diapers
- Styrofoam of any kind
- Self-sealing envelopes
- Waxed boxes and food containers
- Shredded paper
- Books of any kind
All items should be clean, dry and empty and should be placed in the mauve bin with the lid closed by 6 a.m. If you have further questions about recycling in Scottsdale, contact the recycling hotline at (480) 312-5600.
BULK ITEM DISPOSAL
Bulk item pick-up offered monthly to residents of Scottsdale for no extra cost. For your local schedule, visit http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/recycle/brushguidelines.asp. The city asks that you place your items out for collection by 5 a.m. the Monday of the week your area is scheduled for brush collection. Place your items adjacent to the cub in front of your property, and do not block the sidewalk. Place tree cuttings in a neat, bundled pile with all cut ends facing the same direction (no piece should be longer than six feet). Small brush cuttings should be bagged, and all cacti should be contained in covered boxes weighing sixty pounds or less. The city does NOT accept:
- Construction waste and remodeling materials.
- Loose grass, leaves or twigs.
- Dirt, gravel or rocks.
- Unboxed/uncovered cacti.
Household Hazardous Waste collection events are scheduled throughout the year around the Scottsdale area. Currently, there is one planned for Saturday, April 5th, 2008 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 9191 E. San Salvador Drive. For more information, go to http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/recycle/hhwguidelines.asp. Items accepted include:
- Photo chemicals
- Automotive fluids
- Household cleaners
- Pool acids and chlorine
- Solvents and thinners
- Paints, stains and varnishes
- Household and car batteries
Items not accepted include:
- Medical waste
- Landscape waste
- Explosive material
- Radioactive material