​What is an Eco-station?

Eco-stations are huge roll-off bins, strategically placed in city-owned parks and near clusters of multi-family housing complexes. Phoenix residents and businesses are encouraged to use the eco-stations to place their recyclables at any time. 

Recyclable items can also be dropped off at Phoenix's two transfer stations:

27th Avenue Transfer Station - 3060 S. 27th Ave. Phoenix, AZ

North Gateway Transfer Station - 30205 N. Black Canyon Hwy. Phoenix, AZ

Locations and Service Schedule

NOTE: The Steele Indian School Park Eco-station has been temporarily removed.

In 2016, the Eco-station program was developed to increase access to recycling for multi-family communities. Eco-stations are huge roll-off bins, strategically placed in city-owned parks and near clusters of multi-family housing complexes.

Unfortunately, due to repeated acts of arson at our Steele Indian School location, the Eco-station will be temporarily removed while we work to implement better security measures. 

Below are alternative locations where you can bring your recycling. ​If an Eco-station is missing, it may be getting emptied. Please check back later. 


Deer Valley Park - Emptied on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

Paradise Valley Park - Emptied on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday


Sweetwater Park ​- Emptied on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday​​

​Pecos Park - Emptied as needed

​Maryvale Park - Emptied as needed

​Cesar Chavez Park - Emptied as needed​


Los Olivos Park - ​Emptied as needed​

NOW CLOSED: ​ Desert West Park ​
                            Saguaro Library 


 Eco-station Locations

Master List

Check out the Master List for what is accepted in the Eco-station.


Contact Us

Public Works Department



Please keep all recyclables loose and not bagged.

Paper products

Sheets of paper, mail, newspaper, magazines

Hard plastic products

Jugs, bottles, jars, cups, to-go containers

Metal products

Food cans, aluminum beverage cans, party trays, aluminum foil

Cardboard products

Boxes (packaging and food boxes), paper towel/toilet paper tubes, milk/juice cartons

Glass products

Bottles, jars

Not Accepted


Vehicle batteries, rechargeable batteries, alkaline, lithium ion, nickel-cadmium, nickel-metal hydride batteries

Thin paper products

Tissue paper, toilet paper, paper towels, napkins

Soft film plastics

Plastic kitchen bags, plastic shopping bags, thin film plastics, Styrofoam, candy wrappers, chip bags

Large metal items

Metal sheets, electronics, car parts, hoses, lights

Greasy cardboard food containers

Greasy pizza boxes, greasy to-go containers

Specialty glass items

Light bulbs, ceramics, sheets of glass


Grass, yard waste, food waste, clothing, diapers