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 Public Works Updates

Christmas Tree Composting Program

Public Works will again accept and compost live Christmas trees and wreaths at the end of the holiday season. Check out the dates and drop-off locations​ and plan ahead!​An employee feeds a Christmas tree into a chipper to be composted.

BulkTrash 2024​

The 2024 Bullk Trash Schedule​ is now available. Please plan ahead so you don’t miss your region’s first collection of the new year!

About the Public Works Department

With more than 600 employees under its Solid Waste arm, Phoenix Public Works provides trash, recycling and other waste diversion services to more than 400,000 households. Our work culture is founded on delivering customer satisfaction, as well as continuously striving for efficiency in our operations. Our commitment to the Phoenix community is to create and promote a more sustainable Phoenix by providing waste diversion education, convenient and reliable diversion programs and to collaborate with organizations and businesses to develop a robust economy based on sustainability. ​

Public Works Employment​​​


Solid Waste Apprenticeship program

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