Certified Green Organics Program

The Certified Green Organics Program is designed to offer savings to businesses who frequent Phoenix transfer stations to dump their green waste loads. The program diverts green organic waste and keeps it out of landfills by turning it into compost at the City of Phoenix 27th Avenue Compost Facility. The program provides discounted tipping rates at the transfer station for businesses who participate.


Discounted Rates

27th Avenue Transfer Station: $28 per ton

Save $14 per ton based on gate rate of $42 per ton

North Gateway Transfer Station: $32 per ton

Save $10 per ton based on gate rate of $42 per ton

Transfer Station Location and Hours


Applying for the Program

  1. Fill out and submit the application.
  2. A representative will contact you to schedule your Green Organics training class.
  3. Attend a Green Organics training class. 
  4. Make sure you have an Express Exit Disposal PermitIf you do not have an Express Exit Disposal Permit, please fill out the Express Exit Disposal Permit Application, for each vehicle, and give it to the scalehouse. Express Exit Disposal Permit decals are $5 each at the scale house.
  5. Start saving money!

Note: Presentations normally take place at our 27th Avenue Transfer Station located at 3060 S 27th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85009​​. For social distancing, presentations have been moved to online virtual meetings. Classes are also provided in Spanish upon request. 

Fill out the Application
For any questions, please call 602-495-3784

​Acceptable Organics

  • Branches
  • Lawn Clippings
  • Tree fruit and garden debris
  • Untreated wood and pallets
  • Cactus
  • Large animal manure
  • Creosote
  • Oleander
  • Pyracantha
Only pertains to City transfer station facilities: 
Now accepting green organics that are less than 4 feet in length and less than 24 inches in diameter. 
***Curbside Green Organic containers will continue to follow the current city ordinance Chapter 27-14.  Bulk trash placement will continue to follow the current city ordinance Chapter 27-22.

Savings apply when:

  • Loads contain pre-sorted, approved green organics materials only
  • Green organics materials are unbagged, less than 4 feet in length and less than 24 inches in diameter
  • Trash is separated from the green organics material and must be unloaded in specific areas

​Unacceptable Materials

  • Palm fronds
  • Bags
  • Treated and painted wood
  • Blocks and bricks
  • Construction debris
  • Food waste
  • Dirt and rock
  • Pet waste
  • Trash
  • Cups and other fast food containers
  • Hoses
  • Tarps
  • Metal
  • Glass
  • Diapers
  • Broken Tools