​Appliance Recycling

A resident can recycle their appliances by either taking them to one of Phoenix's two transfer stations or by scheduling a pick-up. An environmental fee of $10 per appliance will be charged for appliances containing coolant (freon). To avoid being charged, freon must be properly removed and a certificate of removal must be provided upon arrival to the scale house. Here is a list of certified refrigerant reclaimers. ​

Transfer station drop-off

A resident can recycle their appliances by taking them to one of Phoenix's two transfer stations​. Residents paying solid waste fees are allowed to drop off one appliance per year for free. Once they have used their one free appliance, it will cost $10 per appliance. 

Scheduled curbside pick-up​

A ​resident may request a scheduled pick-up of large appliances for a fee. For a scheduled curbside pick-up, a resident will: 

  • Put no more than five appliances in front of property just behind the sidewalk or behind the curb if there is no sidewalk. 
  • Not place appliances in the alley or in garage/carport.
  • Secure doors with tape as a safety precaution or remove the doors completely.
  • Ensure all appliances are empty.

To schedule a pick-up or receive more information about this service, the resident may contact the Public Works' Customer Care Center.


Curbside pick-up cost

  • ​For refrigerant-containing appliances (ex. refrigerator, air conditioner, freezer, etc.), there is a $25 charge per item. For example, if you have two refrigerators for pickup, it will cost $50.
  • It costs $30 for up to 5 non-refrigerant appliances. For example, if you have one stove, one dryer, and one refrigerator, it will cost $55: $30 for stove and dryer pickup and $25 for the refrigerator.
  • A pick-up for more than 5 (five) appliances will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
  • A fee will appear on the resident's city services bill for the next billing cycle.
  • A cancellation fee will be charged to the resident if a scheduled pick-up is not cancelled prior to the confirmed day.
  • A maximum of two televisions, CRT or non-CRT, are allowed per pick-up. CRTs will not be accepted from any commercial or non-profit entities.​ If you have ​more than two televisions, you can bring them to one of our transfer stations.


​Acceptable items

  • Refrigerators
  • Washer/Dryers
  • Water Heaters
  • Refrigerators & Freezers
  • Air Conditioners
  • Evaporative Coolers
  • Stoves
  • Dishwashers
  • Televisions (CRT and Non-CRT)
  • Microwaves


What happens to recycled materials?

Materials will be direct hauled from a resident's home to a recycling facility (scrap metal dealer) or to another facility for proper removal of regulated materials, such as refrigerants. After removal of refrigerants, recyclable materials will be taken to a scrap metal dealer.

​​Any revenues from the sale of scrap materials will be deposited into the Solid Waste Fund and used to offset disposal and other collection costs.​

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