Accepted Waste Chart

Overview

This chart will help you determine whether your waste is accepted at:

Waste ItemExamples / Definitions of ItemDisposal Site
AmmunitionAny type of cartridge for firearmsFlagstaff Police Department
Please stop in the main lobby first before bringing in old/spent ammunition.
AsbestosFriable Asbestos - the material, when dry, can be crumbled, pulverized, or reduced to powder by hand pressure.

Non-friable Asbestos - the material; when dry, cannot be crumbled, pulverized, or reduced to powder by hand pressure.
Friable Asbestos - please contact the
Painted Desert Landfill


Non-friable Asbestos is accepted at the Cinder Lake Landfill. Click this link for additional instructions.
AutomobilesWrecked or intact:
  • Cars
  • Motorcycles
  • Semi trucks
  • Trucks
  • Any other motor-driven equipment
Not accepted at the Cinder Lake Landfill. You may wish to contact an auto wrecking yard or metal recycler.

Vehicle partsSome vehicle parts may be accepted at the Cinder Lake Landfill, provided all fluids have been completely evacuated
Automotive Products / WastesAny type of automotive products used in automobiles, such as:
  • Antifreeze/Coolant
  • Automotive Batteries
  • Brake fluid
  • Gasoline
  • Lubricants
  • Oil (new and used)
  • Oil filters
  • Transmission fluid
  • Waxes and Cleaners
Accepted at the Hazardous Products Center.  Please note the following: 

High voltage batteries from electric vehicles are not accepted. These should be returned to the vendor who sold you its replacement.

Flammable liquids (incl. gasoline) must be transported in a closed, DOT-approved container such as a portable gas can. Open/ leaking/ unapproved containers will not be accepted.

Gasoline containers cannot be emptied and returned the same day as your drop-off. The Hazardous Products Center requires that patrons put their name and phone number on gasoline containers they want returned. Empty containers will be held for pick up at the HPC for up to two weeks.

Used oil may also be disposed of properly at automotive stores. 

Businesses are encouraged to utilize the Small Business Waste Program (SBWP) (PDF) for proper disposal / recycling of automotive products / waste.

Ashes
  • Cold Ashes
Accepted at the Cinder Lake Landfill
Ballasts
  • Non-PCB Ballasts
  • PCB Ballasts
Accepted at the Hazardous Products Center. Ballasts shall be separated from light fixtures and wires cut. Businesses are encouraged to utilize the SBWP (PDF) for proper disposal of used/spent ballasts.
Batteries
  • Automotive 
  • Button
  • Lead Acid
  • Lithium
  • Rechargeable
  • Alkaline
Accepted at the Hazardous Products Center.

Please note that high voltage batteries from electric vehicles are not accepted.

Businesses are encouraged to utilize the SBWP for proper disposal / recycling of spent batteries.
Compressed Gas Cylinders (up to 16.4 ounces)
  • Butane Canisters
  • MAPP Gas
  • Oxygen Cylinders
  • Propane Canisters
Accepted at the Hazardous Products Center.


Non-poisonous gas cylindersAirgas

Propane and butane BBQ tanks / cylindersGraves Propane
Consumer Products / Waste
  • Adhesives
  • Aerosols
  • Cell phones
  • Cleaners
  • Cooking oil
  • Detergents
  • Lead weights
  • Nail products
  • Photo chemicals
  • Spa / pool products
  • Thermometers
  • Thermostats containing mercury
Accepted at the Hazardous Products Center.

Aerosol canisters can be recycled if the canister is completely empty. 

Businesses with common consumer waste products are encouraged to utilize the SBWP (PDF) for proper disposal of these items.
Drums and Pesticide Containers (empty)Plastic or metal: 5, 16, 30, and 55 gallon drums or other sized containersAccepted at the Cinder Lake Landfill, as long as the containers are triple-rinsed with tops and bottoms cut out.
Electronics
  • Cables / Cords (extension)
  • CD's
  • Cell phones
  • Computer Towers
  • DVD's
  • Fax Machines
  • Monitors
  • Peripherals
  • Printers
  • Stereos
  • Televisions
  • VCR and DVD players
Accepted at the Hazardous Product Center.

Note: The HPC does not accept microwaves, however they are accepted at the Cinder Lake Landfill Metals Pile for recycling. Microwaves are not accepted for bulk pickup and should not be placed in your recycling bin. Please remove the turntable glass for trash disposal before taking an old microwave to the Landfill.
Businesses are encouraged to utilize the SBWP (PDF) for recycling spent electronics.
Explosives, Flares, Fireworks and Chemicals used to make fireworksAny kind of explosives, safety flares, fireworks or chemicals used in making fireworksFlagstaff Police Department
911 E Sawmill Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone: 911 or 928-774-1414
Do not attempt to move explosives or chemicals used in making fireworks as they may spontaneously react causing an explosion or an immediate danger to life and health! Contact the Police Department immediately for assistance.
For flares and fireworks, please stop in the main lobby first, notify staff of what you have before bringing in old/spent ammunition.
Fire ExtinguishersAny kind of fire extinguisherAccepted at the Hazardous Products Center. 
Old extinguishers can also be taken at no charge to: Personnel Safety Enterprises
3716 N Eagle Mountain Drive
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
Phone: 928-526-3130
Gardening Products / Waste
  • Fertilizers
  • Fungicides
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Pesticides
  • Poisons
Accepted at the Hazardous Products Center. Businesses are encouraged to utilize the SBWP (PDF) for proper disposal of gardening products/waste.
Industrial / Commercial Waste or Environmental Remediation Materials
  • Dusts
  • Filters
  • Powders
  • Filter cakes
  • Other materials from remediation
Accepted at the Cinder Lake Landfill.  Before acceptance, you must submit an Exceptional Waste Application (PDF) to the Landfill Project Manager for approval.
Lead Based Paint Debris
  • Lead-contaminated dust
  • Lead-contaminated residential soil
  • Deteriorating lead-based paint
Accepted at the Cinder Lake Landfill.  Before acceptance ask about and follow instructions for disposal.
Lightbulbs, Mercury containing lamps, unbroken only
  • Biax
  • Circular lamps
  • Compact fluorescent (CFL's)
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Metal Halide
  • Sodium Lamps
  • UV
Accepted at the Hazardous Products Center.
Must be unbroken.
For information about disposal and clean up when a lamp breaks, please view ADEQ's Fact sheet for Managing Mercury Containing CFLs for Households (PDF).
Business that have CFL's or spent lamps are encouraged to utilize the SBWP (PDF) for proper recycling/disposal. Businesses are also encouraged to review the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality's document on Managing Universal Waste lamps for Businesses (PDF).

  • Incandescent bulbs
Can be double bagged and placed in trash for disposal
Medical Waste/Biohazardous Waste
  • Biohazardous
  • Untreated medical waste
Not accepted. For more information, please visit the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.

  • Expired Medications
  • Over-the-Counter (OTC)
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Residential Prescription Drugs
Accepted in the normal trash or at the Cinder Lake Landfill after following ADEQ's Prescription Drug Disposal Brochure (PDF)
Also accepted at Flagstaff Police Department

Not accepted at the Hazardous Products Center.

Sharps disposal from householdsNot accepted at the Hazardous Products Center.
After following ADEQ's instructions for household sharps disposal, residents can dispose of their sharps in normal trash or at the Cinder Lake Landfill.
Painting Products / Waste
  • Additives
  • Latex and oil paint
  • Putty
  • Shellac
  • Solvents
  • Spray paints
  • Stains, thinners, and varnishes
Accepted at the Hazardous Products Center.

Latex paint cans can be recycled if the cans are clean. Clean is defined as the latex paint has been completely dried, peeled out/removed from the container.

If your business has painting products, you are encouraged to utilize the SBWP (PDF) for proper disposal / recycling.
Petroleum Contaminated Soils (PCS)Soil with any kind of contamination by petroleum.Accepted conditionally at the Cinder Lake Landfill. You must review the PCS policy (PDF) prior to submitting laboratory analytical results and an Exceptional Waste Application (PDF) to either Landfill Project Manager for approval
Radioactive Waste / Smoke Detectors
Smoke Detectors containing Americium-241 and Exit Signs containing Tritium are accepted at the Hazardous Products Center.

Businesses are encouraged to contact Curie Environmental Services for recycling ionization smoke detectors and other radioactive articles.
Refrigerators or units requiring Freon evacuation
  • Refrigerators must be clean and free of food / medications and/or debris.
  • Refrigerators must be taped / tied shut, unless doors are removed.
  • Specific placement of the unit at the Landfill is required.
Accepted at the Cinder Lake Landfill. The Landfill accepts refrigerators or units requiring Freon evacuation. Fees may apply. View the fee schedule.
If you have a unit evacuated elsewhere (not at the Landfill), you must submit an Appliance disposal form (PDF) if you intend on disposing of the unit for metal recycling at the Landfill.
TiresTires shall be free and clear of debris.Coconino County Tire Yard. Call for details.
Wastewater Sludge / Biosolids
Accepted conditionally at the Cinder Lake Landfill. The Landfill will accept septic or treated sludge that has been dewatered.
Before acceptance, you must submit an Exceptional Waste Application (PDF) to the Landfill Project Manager for approval.