​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Residential recycling banner

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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


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

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!​​

 Virtual MRF Tour

Recorrido Virtual por la Instalación de Reciclaje​

​Interested in what happens to plastic bottles and containers after they leave the recycling facility? Check out Direct Pack's​ video on plastic recycling:

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