Recognizing Phoenix Businesses Dedicated to Sustainability

About the Program

The City of Phoenix Green Business Leader Program recognizes and promotes businesses that volunteer to operate in a more environmentally responsible manner through waste diversion. The goal for this program is for the participants to agree to a three-year commitment to offer recycling services, and to properly separate out their recyclables and trash. 

The Green Business program falls under the Reimagine Phoenix Initiative. Reimagine Phoenix is the city's initiative to increase the city's waste diversion rate to 40 percent by 2020 and to better manage its solid waste resources. 

The program can bring sustainability and waste diversion to the forefront of businesses, as well as to encourage their employees and customers to lead a more sustainable lifestyle.

Program Benefits

  • Visual media kit including a certificate and window decal
  • Rights to use an electronic version of the Green Business logo on your website and marketing materials
  • Recognition by the Phoenix Mayor and City Council members
  • Cross-marketing opportunities including promotion on Public Works social media
  • Access to Public Works staff for recycling education and recycling facility tours

Green Business Prerequisites

To be eligible for the Green Business program, your business must:

  • Be located within Phoenix city limits
  • ​Provide recycling to your employees and customers. (Composting is optional and a bonus.)
  • Subscribe to an adequate recycling and landfill hauling service
  • Provide the City of Phoenix with quarterly metrics on the percentage of waste your business is diverting from the landfill 

Ready to become a Green Business?

If your business already has a recycling program, then your business is eligible to become a Green Business. 

1. Start by filling out the contact form on the "Sign Up" button below. 

2. The Zero Waste Team will follow-up to schedule a brief site visit at your business to evaluate your recycling program. 

3. If all prerequisites are met for the program, then your business will become certified as a Phoenix Green Business!

Sign UpFAQsGreen Business BrochureHow to create a recycling program (PDF)

February Green Business Spotlight

Goodwill's facility, the R.O.C., is a hub for waste diversion. Anything that is not sold in stores is sent to the R.O.C. for one last chance to be sold. If the products are not sold here, then they are sent to various downstream recyclers to create a new use for those products. 


Full list of Green Businesses

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