Recycling basics.

Rinse, wipe or scrape out food and place these items loosely in your bin, without a bag.

RECYCLE THESE:

METAL CANS
& PANSempty & clean
PAPER &
CARDBOARDflatten boxes
PLASTIC BOTTLES,
JUGS & JARS ONLYno other plastics

KEEP THESE OUT:

NO GLASS
NO PLASTIC BAGSrecycle at retail locations
NO AEROSOL CANS
NO TANGLERS no hoses, cords, or cables
NO NEEDLES
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Household recycling guide

How to dispose of just about anything, responsibly.

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  • All categories
  • bulky/oversized
  • special handling required
  • drop off for recycling
  • pickup services
  • recycle bin - all
  • garbage bin

BULKY ITEM PICK-UP

BULKY ITEM PICK-UP

Bulky/oversized items are picked up curbside every 5 weeks. Have items at the curb by 6am Monday during your Bulky Item collection week.

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.

Bulky Item Pick-up

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. 

Bulky Item Pick-up

Christmas Trees Recycling


The city provides curbside recycling of Christmas trees, starting in January. 


Check back for details. 

Bulky Item Pick-up

SPECIAL HANDLING REQUIRED

SPECIAL HANDLING REQUIRED

These items contain hazardous materials and should not be placed in curbside bins. Safe disposal options are provided for each.

household chemicals

 

drop off:

Hazardous Products center (HPC).


VIEW MAP & DETAILS

special handling required

household batteries


drop off:

any battery- HPC


rechargeable batteries only- Best Buy, Staples 


VIEW MAP & DETAILS 

special handling required

fluorescent bulbs & tubes


drop off: 

Home Depot

HPC

 

VIEW MAP & DETAILS

special handling required

Use caution when disposing of broken fluorescent

light bulbs...

Here's how to do it safely:

 

epa.gov

special handling required

old electronics/e-waste 

 

drop off: 

Best Buy

Staples

Verizon 

HPC


VIEW MAP & DETAILS

special handling required

paints & stains


drop off


includes all household paints and stains (acrylic and oil based)


VIEW MAP & DETAILS

 

 

special handling required

motor oil


drop off

 

VIEW MAP & DETAILS


these locations accept motor oil only unless specified. 

special handling required

syringes (aka: sharps)


for the safety of the collection crews, needles require special handling.


VIEW DISPOSAL OPTIONS

special handling required

automotive products


includes most automotive fluids and filters


drop off:
HPC


VIEW MAP & DETAILS



special handling required

tires


drop off:

Coconino County Waste Tire Yard.  


Wednesdays only from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm


VIEW MAP & DETAILS 

special handling required

medication


please do not flush medications. 


drop off: 

Flagstaff Police Dept. Dropbox -  open 24/7


VIEW MAP & DETAILS

special handling required

DROP-OFF RECYCLING

DROP-OFF RECYCLING

These items cannot be recycled in your recycling bin. Participating in these programs conserves landfill space and reclaims resources. Thank you for being resourceful!

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.

VIEW MAP & DETAILS



 

Drop Off for Recycling

glass bottles & jars


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


VIEW MAP & DETAILS



Drop Off for Recycling

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



Learn more about the glass recycling program.


Glass cannot be recycled in your regular recycling bin.

Drop Off for Recycling

Glasses & Hearing Aids


Donate at the Safeway on Cedar. Look for the drop-box out front.


Sponsored by the Flagstaff Noon Lion's Club


MAP & DETAILS

Drop Off for Recycling

SCHEDULE A PICK-UP

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.

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

pick-up by request

RECYCLING BIN

RECYCLING BIN

Items must be empty and clean. Once collected, these items are sorted by material type, and sold to manufacturers to make new products.

aluminum cans

Recycling Bin

steel & tin cans

 

labels okay

Recycling Bin

disposable foil

pie and baking tins

Recycling Bin

100% metal 

baking sheets, pots, and pans


If they have any plastic, please leave them out.

Recycling Bin

cookie tins

Recycling Bin

junk mail & office paper

Recycling Bin

No plastic bags, please. 

 

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

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


MAP & DETAILS

Recycling Bin

newspaper

 

no plastic sleeves

Recycling Bin

magazines & catalogs

Recycling Bin

wrapping paper


no glittery or metallic paper

Recycling Bin

paper bags

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phone books

Recycling Bin

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


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

Recycling Bin

books


Remove spines from hardback books before recycling.

 

Better yet, donate them. 

Recycling Bin

Take Flagstaff's

Recycling Quiz! 

sticky notes

(aka: Post It® notes)

Recycling Bin

food boxes

 

remove and discard plastic & foil liner bags before recycling.

Recycling Bin

cardboard

(flatten to save room)

Recycling Bin

cardboard egg cartons

Recycling Bin

pizza boxes 


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

Recycling Bin

shoe boxes, gift boxes

Recycling Bin

cardboard tubes 


from paper towels, gift wrap, and toilet paper rolls

Recycling Bin

Styrofoam
(aka: polystyrene) is not collected

for recycling. 



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



 

 

Recycling Bin

plastic bottles from the kitchen

 

recycle the caps too

Recycling Bin

plastic bottles

 from the bathroom

  

recycle the caps but discard pumps & nozzles (because of the metal)

Recycling Bin

plastic bottles 

from laundry room and cleaning closet

 

recycle the caps too

 

discard pumps & nozzles (because of the metal) 

Recycling Bin

plastic jugs

 

recycle the caps too

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kitty litter jugs

Recycling Bin

plastic jars

Recycling Bin

GARBAGE BIN

GARBAGE BIN

This stuff goes to a landfill and remains there for generations. Please reduce, reuse and/or donate these items whenever possible.

plastic bags and wrap

 

Plastic bags and 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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glass


Drop off glass for recycling at these locations 


Or subscribe to the curbside glass recycling program for just  $3.55 per month. 

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empty aerosol cans


Aerosol cans that are not empty should be taken to the HPC

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all takeout containers


(only plastic bottles, jugs, and jars are recyclable)

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polystyrene 

aka: styrofoam


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

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plastic tubs

 

yogurt, margarine etc.

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cartons


Consider buying milk and juice in recyclable plastic jugs instead.

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garden hoses

 

reuse ideas

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disposable paper cups


Consider a reusable mug instead.

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plastic cups

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plastic tubs

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VHS & cassette tapes

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plastic flower pots

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laundry baskets and plastic crates


Must fit in your bin with the lid closed. 

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100% plastic toys


(better yet, donate them) 


Electronic toys are hazardous and cannot be trashed. See the orange section for details. 



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clothing


Please sell or donate gently worn clothes.


VIEW LOCAL THRIFT STORES

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all diapers

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napkins, paper towels, tissues

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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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biodegradable and compostable plastics

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chip and snack bags

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drink pouches

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coffee pods

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hangers


tip: return wire hangers to the dry cleaners

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Learn how to prevent food waste with these handy tips.

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.

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Curious about composting?  




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


Learn more.

 

 

 

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vinyl

 

beach balls, shower curtains, inflatable toys, etc.

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animal droppings

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incandescent light bulbs

 

note: fluorescent light bulbs cannot be disposed of curbside.

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bulbs and ornaments

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