​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. 

Transfer station drop-off

Appliances (Non-refrigerant) - All residential solid waste customers can drop off up to 1 ton per month (same visit) at no cost. Additional disposal fees of $55.00 per ton (minimum $40) beyond that will be assessed.

Appliances with refrigerant (containing freon) - All residential solid waste customers are allowed to drop off one (1) appliance with refrigerant at no cost per year. After that, an environmental fee of $20 per freon-containing appliance will be assessed, plus additional disposal fees of $55.00 per ton (minimum $40). To avoid being charged for refrigerant, 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. 

Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) - ​All residents may drop off 2 CRTs per month at no cost. Additional disposal will cost $20 per CRT device plus disposal fees of $55.00 per ton (minimum $40).

Scheduled curbside pick-up​

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

  • Ensure all appliances are empty.
  • Refrigerators and freezers must have the attached doors, hinges, lids, glass shelves and latches removed (Arizona Revised Statutes 36-1651).​
  • Secure doors with tape as a safety precaution or remove the doors completely.
  • Place empty appliances in front of property just behind the sidewalk or behind the curb if there is no sidewalk. 
  • Do not place appliances in the alley or in garage/carport.

To schedule a pick-up or receive more information about this service, the resident may contact the Public Works​ Customer Care Center at 602-262-6251.


Curbside pick-up cost

Appliances (Non-Refrigerant) - For a curbside pickup of up to five (5) appliances, a charge of $30.00 will appear on your city services bill for the next billing cycle. A pick-up for more than five (5) appliances will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Refrigerant Appliances (containing freon) -all residents will be charged $25.00* per item. The fee will appear on the city services bill for the next billing cycle.

*A cancellation fee will be charged to the resident if a scheduled pick-up is not canceled prior to the confirmed day.

Example billing:
  • If you have two refrigerators for pickup, it will cost $50.
  • If you have one stove, one dryer, and one refrigerator, it will cost $55 -- $30 for the stove and dryer, plus $25 for the refrigerator.
Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) - Residents will be charged $30.00 for up to two (2) CRT devices. The fee will appear on the city services bill for the next billing cycle.
  • 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


  • Dishwashers
  • Dryers
  • Microwaves
  • Stoves
  • Washers
  • Water Heaters
Refrigerant (freon)
  • Air Conditioners
  • Evaporative Coolers
  • Freezers
  • Refrigerators
  • CRT
  • Non-CRT


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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