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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The city of Phoenix offers a weekly recycling collection, that occurs on the same day as landfill container collection, but using different​​​ trucks to avoid contamination. Collected recyclables are brought to the city-owned Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) where they are sorted and processed for repurposing. The Zero Waste team handles all recycling education. 

Recycling Guidelines: Remember, all materials must be emptied of liquids and free of food scraps and grease before tossing them in the container. Plastic bags are not accepted in the recycle container. Materials must also be placed in the container loosely, and not bagged. 

















Seasonal programs

Christmas tree composting

Ordinance

Chapter 27 City Ordinance

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​Container guidelines

  • To ensure timely collection, containers must be placed curbside before 5:30 a.m. the day of pick up.  ​

  • Trash and recycling containers must be 4 feet apart.

  • City code requires residents to have lids on solid waste containers (garbage or recycling) secured to prevent rain, insects and blowing of garbage or recyclable materials throughout your neighborhood.​

Recycle Plus page

Phoenix Waste Watcher
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Recycle Right Wizard

​Use the recycle search bar determine how to recycle or dispose common household items. Use the search bar below to look for materials. Also, test your recycling knowledge and try our waste sorting game below!​​

Kurt Warner: Are You a Team Player?

Master list

Our new Master List has a lot of helpful recycling tips. 

Recycle Master List 

Master List (en Español)Top 10 in the Bin
Recycling Myths

Thanks to Top 10 in Bin partners:

3TV Keep America Beautiful EPA