​Appliance Recycling

A resident can recycling their appliances by either taking them to one of Phoenix's two transfer stations, or by scheduling a pick-up. Please remove all Freon from refrigerators and other home appliances with coolant to avoid a $10 penalty fee at the transfer station.

Acceptable items:

  • Refrigerators
  • Washer/Dryers
  • Water Heaters
  • 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.

​​​Detailed information about the city's policy and procedures ​on appliance pick-up and recycling also is available. 

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.​

Scheduled Curbside Pick-up​

A ​resident may request a scheduled pick-up of old 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.

How much will a scheduled curbside pick-up cost?

  • ​For refrigerators or other appliances with coolant, such as refrigerant/Freon, there is a $20 charge per item. For example, if you have two refrigerators for pickup, it will cost $40.
  • It costs $20 for up to 5 non-refrigerant/Freon appliances. For example, if you have one stove, one dryer, and one refrigerator, it will cost $40: $20 for stove and dryer pickup and $20 for the refrigerator because it has refrigerant.
  • 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. If you have ​more than two televisions, you can bring them to one of our transfer stations. A fee of $20 per CRT unit will be charged after the first 2 (two) units. CRTs will not be accepted from any commercial or non-profit entities.


Contact Us

Public Works Department
cityservicesbill@phoenix.gov