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RECYCLING

BIN

Once collected, these items are sorted by material type, and sold to manufacturers to make new products.

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aluminum cans

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steel & tin cans

 

labels okay

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clean aluminum foil

 

(if it's not clean, better to leave it out )

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disposable foil

pie and baking tins

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100% metal 

baking sheets, pots, and pans


If they have any plastic, please leave them out.

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cookie tins

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aerosol cans

 

must be completely empty so they don't

explode during recycling

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junk mail & office paper

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newspaper

 

no plastic sleeves

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magazines & catalogs

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wrapping paper


no glittery or metallic paper

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paper bags

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phone books

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books


Remove spines from hardback books before recycling.

 

Better yet, donate them. 

No plastic bags, please. 

 

Plastic bags are costly to process when placed in your recycling bin. 

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Plastic bags can be efficiently recycled at dozens of local stores: 


MAP & DETAILS

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Shredded paper must be placed in a transparent bag, and tied close. 


This is the one exception to the 'no plastic bags' rule.

Take Flagstaff's

Recycling Quiz! 

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sticky notes

(aka: Post It® notes)

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food boxes

 

remove and discard plastic & foil bags

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cardboard

(flatten to save room)

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cardboard egg cartons

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pizza boxes 


Grease is okay, just make sure the box is empty. 

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shoe boxes, gift boxes

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cardboard tubes 


from paper towels, gift wrap, and toilet paper rolls

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plastic bottles from kitchen

 

recycle the caps too

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plastic bottles

 from bathroom

  

recycle the caps too

 

discard pumps & nozzles (because of the metal)

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plastic bottles 

from laundry room and cleaning closet

 

recycle the caps too

 

discard pumps & nozzles (because of the metal) 

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plastic jugs

 

recycle the caps too

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hard plastic cups

 

colored and clear

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plastic tubs

 

yogurt, margarine etc.


recycle the lids too

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clear plastic containers 

Styrofoam
(aka: polystyrene) is not collected

for recycling. 



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Ask your favorite shipping store if they want your packing peanuts.  They often do.  



 

 

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colored
plastic containers

 

no styrofoam

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pill bottles 


recycle the lids too! 

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100% plastic toys


Remove metal parts. No electronic toys.


(better yet, donate them) 

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plastic flower pots


scrape, tap or wipe off dirt before recycling

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kitty litter buckets & jugs

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plastic buckets 

(up to 5 gallons)


100% plastic. Remove and discard metal handles.

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laundry baskets and plastic crates


Must fit in your bin with the lid closed. 

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Drop Off for Recycling

DROP-OFF

RECYCLING


Participating in these programs conserves landfill space and reclaims resources. Thank you for being resourceful!

When collected separately and in large quantities, the recycling of these items becomes more effective and efficient. 


These items are not recyclable in your regular recycling bin. 


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Plastic bags & wrap


Plastic bags, bubble wrap, packing pillows, and the plastic wrap from toilet paper and paper towels 


All can be recycled at local grocery stores.

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glass bottles & jars


There are 5 locations around Flagstaff that accept all colors of glass bottles and jars for recycling. 


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CDs & DVDs


Drop off at the Main Library or the Hazardous Products Center (HPC).


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Glass recycling at home or work! 


Subscribe to the glass recycling program for as little as $3.55 per/mo.  


Call to subscribe: 

(928) 213-2110



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Learn more about the glass recycling program.


Glass cannot be recycled in your regular recycling bin.

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SPECIAL 

HANDLING

REQUIRED


These items contain hazardous materials and should not be placed in curbside bins. 

Specialized recycling and processing programs are in place to keep these items, and their toxic substances, out of our landfills. 


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medication


Drop in the secure drop-box at the Flagstaff Police Station. 


Please do not flush medications. 


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Hazardous Household Chemicals
special handling required

household chemicals

 

All household chemicals that have a hazardous warning label. 


Drop off at the Hazardous Products center (HPC).


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special handling required

household batteries


alkaline, rechargeable, button and cell phone batteries


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special handling required

fluorescent bulbs and tubes

 


VIEW MAP & DETAILS


Use caution when disposing of broken fluorescent

light bulbs...

special handling required

Here's how to do it safely:

 

epa.gov

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old electronics/e-waste 

 

computers, computer accessories, chargers, cell phones, televisions, VCRs, DVD players, etc. 


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special handling required

paints & stains


Acrylic and oil based household paints and stains.


Drop off at the Hazardous Products center (HPC). 

 

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special handling required

motor oil


These locations accept motor oil only unless specified. 

 

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automotive products
special handling required

automotive products


Auto batteries, oil, antifreeze, brake fluid, gasoline, lubricants, oil filters,transmission fluid


Drop off at the  HPC.


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tires


Recycle tires at the Coconino County Waste Tire Yard.  Wednesdays only from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm


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pick-up by request

SCHEDULE

A PICK-UP 


Call:

(928) 213-2110



 

 

This service is free for residential customers. 


Items picked up are taken to the landfill. Please consider donating working items instead. 

pick-up by request

household appliances


Stoves, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioning units, microwaves, dishwashers, washing machines, dryers etc. 


Call (928) 213-2110

pick-up by request

televisions



Call (928) 213-2110

Bulky Item Pick-up

BULKY ITEM PICK-UP

Bulky/oversized items are picked up every 5 weeks.

Bulky Item Pick-up

furniture


Please donate or resell items in usable condition.



 

Bulky Item Pick-up

yard waste/debris


Leaves and yard clippings


Bagged, boxed, or bundled, under 50lbs.

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limbs/branches


Less than 10 inches in diameter and 6-8 feet long.


Larger branches, stumps etc. must be taken to the Cinder Lake Landfill. 

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Real Christmas Trees


Christmas tree recycling starts in January. 


Check back for details. 

BULKY ITEM PICK-UP SCHEDULE

Bulky Item Pick-up

Bulky items are picked up on a five week schedule. 


VIEW THE PICK-UP SCHEDULE.

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GARBAGE 

BIN

 

 

This is the stuff that goes into landfills and remains there for generations.


Reduce, reuse and/or donate these items whenever possible. 

 

 

 

 

Plastic Bags
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all plastic bags

 

Plastic bags, air pillows, and the plastic wrap from toilet paper and paper towels can all be recycled at local grocery stores.

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bubble wrap


Reuse it or recycle at local grocery stores along with plastic bags.

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packing pillows


Pop them (to save space) and recycle at local grocery stores along with plastic bags.

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polystyrene 

aka: styrofoam


takeout containers, cups, plates, coolers, packing inserts etc.

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cartons


Consider buying milk and juice in recyclable plastic jugs instead.

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disposable paper cups


Consider a reusable mug instead.

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clothing


Please sell or donate gently worn clothes.


VIEW LOCAL THRIFT STORES

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napkins, paper towels, tissues

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biodegradable and compostable plastics

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hangers


tip: return wire hangers to the dry cleaners

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chip and snack bags

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drink pouches

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Any glass except bottles and jars

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all diapers

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vinyl

 

beach balls, shower curtains, inflatable toys, etc.

Learn how to prevent food waste with these handy tips.

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Wasting food wastes resources, fuel, labor, money, and time. Learn how to prevent food here.


Cut the waste and save money, here's how.  

 

 

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all food


Better yet, compost your food.

Curious about composting?  




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Start a compost pile and turn food scraps into nutrient rich soil for your garden. 


Learn more.

 

 

 

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animal droppings

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pet food bags


tip: reuse these durable bags for collecting kitty litter and other heavy-duty waste.

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VHS & cassette tapes

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incandescent light bulbs

 

note: fluorescent light bulbs cannot be disposed of curbside.

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garden hoses

 

reuse ideas

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Christmas bulbs

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