Location and Information

The two city-owned transfer stations in Phoenix can accept appliances, election signs, tires and mattresses for recycling. Seasonally, the transfer stations can accept Christmas trees. 

27th Avenue Transfer Station - 3060 S. 27th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85009
North Gateway Transfer Station - 30205 N. Black Canyon Hwy. Phoenix, AZ 85085

Instructions for Drop-off

  1. Drive up to the scale house.
  2. Tell the clerk you have recyclables from your home to drop off.
  3. They will tell you where to unload the recyclables.

Helpful Tips

  • Avoid extremely busy times if possible – avoid the last hour of the day (4 - 5 p.m.) during the week and the first hour of the day (8 - 9 a.m.) on weekends. Wednesday is typically the lightest traffic day of the week.
  • Do not uncover your load before entering the facility. Staff has no way of determining if your load was covered in route if you uncover before getting to the scale house and you may be charged an uncovered load fee.
  • Bring a broom to clean out your vehicle before leaving the facility.
  • If you have a load that is going to take a significant amount of time to unload, try to come in early enough to unload by closing time.
  • Separate recyclable materials from the rest of the load to make it easier to off load in the designated recycling areas.​

​Appliance Recycling

Appliances, including refrigerators, washer/dryers, water heaters, freezers, air conditioners, stoves, dishwashers, Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) television and Non-CRT televisions can be recycled at the transfer stations. For more information, please visit our Appliance Recycling page.

Effective September 1st 2017, Residents are allowed to take up to two CRT units per household, per month, free of charge to either one of two Phoenix transfer stations.  A fee of $20 per CRT unit will be charged after the first two units.  CRTs will not be accepted from any Commercial or non-profit entities.

Certified Organics Program

The City of Phoenix incentivizes landscape companies to bring clean yard waste to both the north and south transfer stations in Phoenix. The Certified Organics Program is designed to offer savings to businesses who frequent Phoenix transfer stations to dump their green waste loads.

Certified Organics Program for landscape waste

Certified Palm Program

The Certified Palm Program is designed to offer savings to businesses who frequent the 27th Avenue transfer station to drop-off their palm fronds. The program, in partnership with Palm Silage, Inc., diverts palm fronds from the landfill by turning them into livestock feed. The program provides discounted tipping rates at the 27th Avenue transfer station for businesses who are certified.

Certified Palm Program

Mattress Recycling

There are specified mattress recycling containers at each of the transfer stations. The city of Phoenix has partnered with Goodwill of Arizona to disassemble the mattresses and recycle and reuse its component parts. Mattresses that are soiled or infested with bed bugs will not be accepted. Please call the transfer station for more information. 

Tire Recycling

As a resident of Phoenix, you may take up to five (5) automobile tires to a city of Phoenix disposal facility. The rims must be removed from the automobile tires prior to bringing to the transfer station. The transfer station does not accept off-roading, semi or motorcycle tires. Tires are collected in a separate container and are not allowed to be disposed of in city landfills by state law. Maricopa County collects the tires from the city for proper disposal or recycling.

Election Signs Recycling

If you bring in signs for recycling, please inform the scale house clerk that you have election signs ONLY. If other recyclable materials are included in the load, the customer will be charged the regular refuse rate. (If you have trash you will be charged.) 

election signs recycling 

Election Sign tips

  • The signs must be disassembled (wire and wooden stakes removed) and sorted into separate containers.
  • Large signs must be cut into pieces no larger than 3 feet x 3 feet
  • Small quantities of disassembled signs may be cut up and placed in your residential blue recycling container

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