​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Residential Recycling Program 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​     Phoenix adopted a citywide recycling program, "Phoenix Recycles," in 1991 and currently offers residents curbside and single-stream recycling service. The city offers a weekly recycling collection, that occurs on the same day as trash collection, but using different trucks to avoid contamination. Collected recyclables are brought to the city-owned Materials Recovery Facilities (MRF)​ where they are sorted and processed for repurposing. 

What can I place in my blue recycling bin?​

​     The video is a simple reminder of the top 10 materials that should be placed in your blue recycling bin. Materials must be emptied of liquids and free of food scraps and grease before tossing them in the bin. Materials must also placed in the bin loosely, and not bagged. 

     This video is also available in ​Spanish. ​​




 Other Recycling

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     Here's a printable flyer, in English and Spanish, of the top 10 materials that should always be placed​ in your blue residential recycling container. 



 Don't Place in Blue Recycling Bin

  • Plastic film and shopping bags . Take them to your local grocery store and place in the plastic bag recycling bin, usually located in front of the store.    
  • Diapers                                                                                          ​
  • Clothing
  • Grass, yard waste
  • Food waste
  • Polystyrene foam​

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 Learn More

To learn more about how to recycle more and recycle right,

  • Consider taking a group tour ​of our transfer station and materials recovery facility (MRF). One of our Reimagine Specialists would be happy to schedule a tour for you for free.
  • Request a presentatio​n.​ If your group can't make  a tour, we can bring the presentation to your next neighborhood, school or community meeting.
  • Like us on Facebook amd follow us on Twitter ​and Instagram​ to receive weekly recycling tips and facts.
  • Email us your specific recycling questions to: ReimaginePhoenix@phoenix.gov
  • Call our customer service line at 602-262-7251