​​Education and Community Outreach

​​     Phoenix Public Works have specialists, who work with the community to educate them about waste diversion and the city's Reimagine Phoenix initiative. Specialists can give group tours of the city's transfer station; give a presentation to various schools, neighborhood and community meetings; offer one-on-one education about the proper waste diversion practices; and set-up informational booths at community events. 

     A robust education and community outreach effort is one of the focus areas of the Reimagine Phoenix initiative, and our specialists are a great source of waste diversion education and information for residents and businesses. 


What to expect on a tour of the transfer station and materials recovery facility (MRF) 

 This video takes you to Phoenix's North Gateway Transfer Station, where the MRF is located. The MRF is where recyclables are sorted by machine and hand and then processed. ​​

 Free Tours

 What happens to your trash and recyclables after they are collected? Find out on a tour of the city-owned transfer station where the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) is also located.  Tours and presentations are tailored to type and age group of the  audience. The tours are free and usually lasts an hour. 

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Email: ReimaginePhoenix@phoenix.gov

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 Education partners

The city of Phoenix utilizes a number of nontraditional educational methods to spread the word on recycling. Two of those nontraditional methods include working with the Valleywide Recycling Partnership and the Arizona Recycling Coalition. These two regional organizations disseminate information on proper solid waste management along with the many environmental education programs they provide. Additionally the city of Phoenix is working with the Phoenix Arts Commission's Percent for Art Project to use various artistic approaches to educating the public on the five R's of solid waste....reduce, reuse, recycle, reconsider and reimagine.

Educational Videos

Phoenix Recycling Project