Residential Trash & Recycle Collection

Container Information

Each container is assigned to the residence-not the customer. For additional containers or to report lost or stolen containers, please call Solid Waste at 928-213-2110. In some cases, a replacement charge of $62 will be assessed if damage to container was due to negligence.

Container Placement

To ensure collection, all containers must be placed curbside by 6 am on the scheduled pick-up day. Place the automated container on the street wheels against the curb and with the handle facing your home. Please refrain from blocking the sidewalk. 

Containers should be at least three feet from other automated containers, parked cars, lamp posts, trees, mailbox posts and any other obstructions. This will make it easy for the collection truck to access your container.

Container Removal

All containers must be removed from your designated point of collection by 6 pm on your scheduled collection day. Failure to comply is a violation of City Code 7-04-001-0007.

Acceptable Trash Guidelines

  • Place all household trash in secured plastic bags to prevent spillage and to keep the container clean. Materials such as small trimmings and yard debris should fit easily into the container.
  • Animal wastes should be wrapped in plastic bags and tied.
  • Household generated diabetic sharps such as needles and syringes must be placed in a sealed sturdy plastic container such as a laundry detergent container. The plastic container must not be clear. It must be sealed with duct tape and the words "Not Recyclable" must be written clearly on the container. This properly labeled and sealed container can then be placed in the trash.
  • 150 pounds is the maximum weight when full. Lids should be closed.

Unacceptable Trash Items

The following materials should not be placed in the brown trash container. These materials can harm trash collectors, the equipment, and the environment.

  • Building and construction debris:
    • Carpets
    • Dirt/rocks
    • Large scraps
    • Tree trunks
  • Furniture, appliances or auto parts:
    • Batteries
    • Car bumpers
    • Couches/chairs
    • Engine blocks
    • Fenders
    • Items over 50 pounds
    • Major appliances
    • Water heaters
  • Household Hazardous Waste
    • Acids
    • Cleaning fluids
    • Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs)
    • Coolant
    • Fluorescent tubes
    • Gardening
    • Gasoline
    • Highly flammable liquids
    • Insecticides
    • Motor oil
    • Paint
    • Pool chemicals
    • Radioactive materials
    • Solvents
    • Toxic chemicals
  • Hot coals, ashes or lit cigarettes
  • Liquids of any type - the trash in landfills must be as dry as possible
  • Medical waste from home health care services may require special disposal - talk to your doctor or provider about disposal instructions
  • Unwrapped sharp objects - broken glass should be well-wrapped in newspaper before placing it in the trash

Recyclable Items

View a list of recyclable items (PDF) accepted by the City of Flagstaff Recycle Program.