Waste Resources and Recycling

Accepted Items & Fees

Burning household trash is illegal. No burn barrels will be accepted.

Services are open to all Maricopa County residents; no I.D. is required at our Recycling Centers.

All Facilities are CASH ONLY. (We do not accept debit, credit cards, or checks).

When vehicle load is determined, this includes only the "cargo" area of a single vehicle or trailer.

Residential Rates (Household Trash)
  Fee
Passenger Car / Station Wagon $4 / Load
Vans / Sport Utility Vehicles $6 / Load
All Pickup Trucks *
* for loads below cab height and not extending beyond the end of the bed of the vehicle
$8 / Load
Trailers
(10 feet long / 2 feet high)
$8 / Load
Green Waste Rates (Tree trimmings, wood, grass and weeds)
  Fee
Passenger Car / Station Wagon $4 / Load
Vans / Sport Utility Vehicles $6 / Load
All Pickup Trucks *
* for loads below cab height and not extending beyond the end of the bed of the vehicle
$12 / Load
Trailers
(10 feet long / 2 feet high)
$12 / Load

Tree Limbs / Branches (cut in 3 ft lengths)

Appliances & Large Items
  Fee
Furniture, Sofa / Chair, Mattress $8 / Item
All Appliances $8 / Item
CRTs $5 / item

We accept CFC (Freon) containing appliances, however they must be evacuated, compressor removed and tagged in accordance with EPA regulations prior to your visit for disposal. Documentation of that removal must be provided

Accepted Recyclables

Recyclables are accepted with no charge (free) except where noted.

Aluminum / Aluminum Cans / Tin Cans

All forms of aluminum from window frames to soda cans are accepted.  Aluminum cans, pie plates, and tin cans can be placed in comingled containers and need not be separated.  All other forms of aluminum/metal is considered scrap metal and goes into our metal container.

Electronics
Glass

Clear, Brown and Colors

All colors of jars and bottles accepted. No broken glass or ceramics.

Paper, Magazines, Newspaper, Cardboard

Shredded paper should be in a clear and tied plastic bag.  Please keep your paper products dry.
Paper egg cartons are acceptable, as well as all colors of paper.

Plastics

Plastic bottles numbered 1‐7 can be recycled at our centers. Empty, rinse and let air dry.

Plastic grocery bags are not accepted at our facilities. These can be recycled at your local grocery store (e.g. Target, Walmart, Frys, Bashas) or check http://www.plasticbagrecycling.org

Please keep the following items separate from all other recyclable material.  These items have a separate container at our facilities.
Scrap Metal

Various metal items are accepted for free, however large appliances (Washer/Dryers, Stoves, Dishwashers, Water Heaters, Air Conditioners, Refrigerators and Freezers) are accepted for $8.00 each. See appliances section above.

Tires

Passenger and Truck Tires - limit of 5 tires per visit. Must be removed from rim.

Certain Household Hazardous Waste

Batteries – ONLY dry cell batteries (household batteries i.e. AAA, AA, D, C, 9V). We do not take wet cell batteries (auto/marine/motorcycle).

Oil or Antifreeze - Up to 5 Gallons per visit

Items We Do Not Accept

The following is a list of several wastes that are unacceptable at the county’s disposal facilities. This list is provided only as a guide to help our customers and should not be considered complete or exclusive of any other wastes that might be regulated or unacceptable for some other reason. Questions regarding the acceptability of a particular waste should be directed to the attendant or Waste Resources & Recycling office at 602-506-4006 or via our online contact form.

Effective May 15, 2013, we have discontinued our Light Bulb Recycling Program. Stores such as Batteries Plus and ACE Hardware, or Home Depot or Lowe's will accept light bulbs for recycling.

Prohibited Wastes