​​​Frequently Asked Questions about Appliance Recycling 

Which items are acceptable?

  • Refrigerators
  • Washer/Dryers
  • Water Heaters
  • Freezers
  • Air Conditioners
  • Evaporative Coolers
  • Stoves
  • Dishwashers

How do I recycle my old home appliances?

Option #1 - Take home appliances to either of the city's two transfer facilities 

Option #2 - Participate in one of the nine city-sponsored Household Hazardous Waste collection event scheduled throughout the city

Refrigerator Pick Up from Residence

​What happens to materials collected?

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.​

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

 Scheduling Pick-up and Fees

Appliance Pick UpFor the third option, a ​resident may request a scheduled pick-up of old appliances for a fee. To schedule a pick-up and receive more informationabout this service, the resident may contact Public Works' Customer Care Center at 602-262-7251 or email pwserve@phoenix.gov. 

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 appliances in the alley or in garage/carport
  • Secure doors with tape as a safety precaution or remove the doors completely
  • Remove any liquids/food from appliances; appliances must be empty

How much will a scheduled curbside pick-up cost?

  • ​Refrigerators and other home appliances with coolant, such as refrigerant/Freon, is a $20 charge for EACH home appliance
  • All other appliances is a $20 charge, up to 5 items
  • A pick-up for more than five appliances, will be assessed on a case-by-case basis
  • Pick-up charges 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. 

 Recycling Items Not on the List

​​Small metal appliances, such as toasters, irons, pots and pans, may be placed in your blue recycling container. Please cut the electrical cords attached to the small appliances. The cords get tangled in our recycling equipment and affects the recycling process. 

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Small lawn mowers and barbecues may also be recycled. Remove all hazardous materials (i.e. gasoline and propane tanks), disassemble the item, and place metal pieces in your blue recycling container. Place non-recyclable materials in your garbage (green or black) container.​

​For more information about appliances recycling, please call the Customer Care Service line at 602-262-7251 or email pwserve@phoenix.gov