Waste Resources & Recycling Department
Our mission is to provide convenient, safe and economical waste disposal services for unincorporated residents of Maricopa County and perform post-closure landfill service to protect public health and the environment.
Strategic Goals/ Objectives
- Operate county transfer stations to comply with State Statutes.
- Conduct environmental monitoring and maintain all closed landfills to protect integrity of closure components to protect public health and the environment in accordance with State and Federal rules and regulations.
- Cooperate with private entities to manage solid waste and special wastes.
- Administer waste tire recycling program for Maricopa County with maximum cost efficiency
- Provide the public education and outreach on illegal dumping, waste reduction and recycling, as well as clean up and Household Hazardous Waste event coordination
Waste Resources & Recycling Department manages and maintains 10 closed landfills, 6 Waste Disposal and Recycling Centers and a Waste Tire Recycling Program. WRR provides public education and outreach on waste issues, and coordinates community clean ups and Household Hazardous Waste events. Maricopa County has over 4 million residents and our waste transfer stations service area covers more than 200,000 residents and the education and tire recycling programs are offered to all Maricopa County residents.
Waste Resources & Recycling has 30 employees. The majority of our personnel work at the county’s solid waste facilities as Station Attendants, Truck Drivers, Landfill Technicians and Equipment Operators. Waste Resources & Recycling’s Director, Executive Assistance and Program Coordinator work at the Durango Complex.
The organization chart provides a complete picture of WRR’s makeup. WRR staff is guided by the principles set forth in the Public Works Mission, Vision, and Values.