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ARE YOU A RECYCLING EXPERT?

Refresh your blue bin knowledge and help us keep our recycling stream clean and free of contamination. Click here for a list of acceptable and unacceptable recycling items and read on for some leading culprits of contamination...

UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS

  • Food and liquid - Please remove all food and liquid from items before placing in the blue bin.
  • Polystyrene (StyrofoamTM) packaging – This material should not be placed in your blue bin. Please recycle at Earth Friendly Building Materials, LLC (205 South Industrial Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281). Drop-off locations are accessible 24/7.**No plastic or StyrofoamTM plates or cups.
  • Plastic bags – Clean retail bags, newspaper bags, bread bags, cereal box liners, toilet paper wrap, bubble wrap and air pillows can be recycled at the following Bag Central Station recycling locations: Albertsons, Bashas', Food City, AJ's Fine Foods, Fry’s, Fry’s Marketplace, Fry's Mercado, El Rancho Market, Los Altos Ranch Market, Safeway, Sprouts, and Walmart.
  • "Wrappable" items - Garden hoses, extension chords, Christmas tree lights, strapping and any item that can wrap itself around sorting equipment and become tangled.

 

AUGUST BULK WASTE AND GREEN ORGANICS COLLECTION IN AREAS A, B, C AND D!

Tempe has enhanced its Bulk Trash and Green Organics program to provide a more environmentally-friendly service while also reducing costs. The 2015 schedule includes more frequent pickups for mixed bulk trash and an optional program to recycle and compost your green waste. Click here for more information on the program.

Bulk pickup will occur in May for residents living in Areas E, F, G and H. Tempe's seasonal Green Organics collection will begin again in July. IMPORTANT INFO REGARDING YOUR MIXED BULK AND GREEN ORGANICS COLLECTION: Residents should make two separate piles - one for mixed bulk trash and one for green organics. The material is collected by two separate trucks and pickup may occur on separate days.  

Follow the link below for your 2015 pickup schedule.  

2015 Bulk Trash and Green Organics Area Schedule

SOLID WASTE AND RECYCLING SERVICES