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Recycling
City Residents and City Businesses
The City of Flagstaff offers curbside residential recycling and commercial business recycling. All recyclable items can be dropped off at the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 4:30 pm and Saturday 8:00 am to noon.
  • View the recycling list of acceptable and non-acceptable items for residential curbside or commercial business containers.
  • Get details on glass collection and drop-off bins.

County Residents
Recyclable items, including glass, can be dropped off at the Cinder Lake Landfill. For more information and hours of operation, call (928) 527-1927.

Proper Disposal of Residential Syringes and Sharps
The responsible disposal of syringes and sharps can protect the public and the environment. You can help prevent injury, illness, and pollution by following some simple steps when you dispose of the sharp objects and contaminated materials you use in administering health care in your home.

Note: Never place drugs, needles, syringes, lancets or other sharp objects in recycling containers.

Needles, syringes, lancets, and other sharp objects should be placed in a hard plastic or metal container with a screw-on or tightly secured lid. Do not use glass or clear plastic containers. When the container is full, place the lid on the container and seal securely. If using a coffee can, seal with heavy duty duct tape. With a permanent marker, print: "sharps enclosed, not recyclable" on the outside of the container. Discard sealed container with the rest of your landfill garbage/trash.

Watch NAZ Today video: "Garbage, Medical Waste Pose problems for Recyclers".

Phone Book RecyclingPhone Book Recycling
Phone books are recycled year-round at the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), which is located at 1800 E. Butler Ave. The phone books are transported and recycled by US Green Fiber in Phoenix. Phone books should not be placed into your regular co-mingled recycle container.

A great way to avoid extra phone books is to opt-out of receiving them. The Yellow Pages Association provides a national opt-out program that allows individuals to choose what phone books they would like or opt out of receiving any. Flagstaff residents can visit Yellow Pages Opt Out to select which of the five listed yellow pages they would like to receive.

First Friday Recycling Tour of the Materials Recovery Facility
What can I recycle? How much do we recycle? How does it work? What happens with the various items collected? What are the benefits to recycling? For answers to these questions and more take a guided tour of the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), located at 1800 E Butler Ave. Tours are offered on the first Friday of every month at 3:00 pm. No registration is required.

Group tours are offered Monday – Friday during MRF hours, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm with the exception of holidays. To schedule a group tour contact the Community Sustainability Specialist, (928) 213-2153. For school group tours contact Willow Bend Environmental Education Center, (928) 779-1745.