Community Events

Flagstaff Bike to Work Week

Bike to Work Week demonstrates the tremendous potential Flagstaff's population has to make a difference by commuting by bicycle. Join us in May as we can make that difference count more by bike commuting more often. Read on about Bike to Work Week.

Flagstaff 15 Minute Makeover

Got 15 minutes to keep Flagstaff beautiful? It's time for the 10th annual 15-minute makeover! Join community members at 10:15 am on October 15th, 2019 in picking up litter where you work, live or play. The Flagstaff Community Stewards program will supply trash bags, recycle bags, and disposable gloves if you need them.

Stop by City Hall the 15th between 9 and 10:30 am to pick up supplies, have a donut and coffee and learn about waste reduction, recycling, hazardous waste disposal, and other ways you can help keep Flagstaff flawless!

Sign up to participate on our Facebook page or by sending an email. After the event, post a photo of your group with your trash bags on our facebook page with #Flag15 to be entered into a drawing for gift certificates to local restaurants!


People Looking at Solar Panel

Sustainable Home & Garden Tour

The Sustainability Program collaborates with the Coconino County Sustainable Building Program to organize the Sustainable Home and Garden Tour, a free educational event which happens each fall. The tour is self guided and starts at Willow Bend Environmental Education Center. There, you will receive a tour packet with all addresses, maps and information on each location. Most tour locations implement water conservation, solar power, rainwater collection, xeriscaping, composting, passive solar design, and others. Locations will have either the homeowner/builder and/or an expert to educate and answer your questions

Flagstaff Earth Day

The City hosts a community celebration every April as a way to recognize and celebrate Flagstaff's commitment to the natural environment. The City partners with several community organizations, like Arizona Conservation Corps, to host a community clean up before the celebration. To find out more please visit the Flagstaff Earth Day webpage.

Drop-off Day

Drop off Day will take place on Saturday, April 24th, 2021, from 10 am to 2 pm.

The Drop-Off Day, Dump the Drugs, and Shred-A-Thon Event will be put on by the following programs and businesses:

  • Coconino County Public Health Services District
  • Coconino County Sheriff's Office
  • eGreenITsolutions, LLC
  • Elevated Shredding
  • Flagstaff Hazardous Products Center
  • Flagstaff Police Department
  • Flagstaff Sustainability Program
  • Ponderosa Medical Waste

Accepted Materials

Put your waste in the right place! Come to the Flagstaff Police Department parking lot to drop off any of the following:

  • Batteries
  • CFLs
  • Electronic waste such as computers and televisions
  • Expired or unwanted medications, vitamins, or supplements
  • Medical syringes
  • Sensitive documents for onsite shredding

We will be collecting up to two banker boxes of sensitive documents per person.

Liquid waste such as latex paint, cough syrup, and other chemicals should be taken directly to the Flagstaff Hazardous Products Center and will not be accepted at this event. 

No drugs, electronic waste or paper from commercial sites will be accepted. If you have questions, please email Maggie Twomey or call at 928-213-2144.

Fix-it Clinic

The City of Flagstaff Sustainability Program holds Fix-it Clinics to help residents save money, learn basic fixing skills for household items, and keep salvageable items out of our landfill. These events bring volunteers from the community with skills in tinkering and fixing, together with residents who have broken household items. Our next Fix-it Clinic will be held on Saturday, May 1st, 2021 from 10 am to 2 pm atCoCo-op-Flagstaff's Maker Space, which is located at:
1155 W Kaibab Lane
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

To make an appointment, call (928) 213-2144.

One A Day In May!

After last year's success, we are relaunching our One A Day In May competition! Using the Litterati app, we challenge you to pick up as much litter around Flagstaff as you can while following social distancing and mask guidelines. This not only helps us to keep Flagstaff litter free, it will also help us identify litter hotspots. 

Help us reach our goal of picking up 15,000 pieces of litter!

Joining

  • Download the Litterati app through Google or Apple
  • Immediately join the challenge using code "1ADAYMAY"
  • Take a picture of each piece of litter you pick up through the app throughout the month of May!

Prizes

There will also be prizes for the top three litter pickers at the end of May!

Join us for the fun!

One A Day In May Flier with picture of Albert and ŕADAYMAY" Challenge Code

Lights Out Flagstaff (Virtual Event)

Lights Out Flagstaff is a weekend celebration of Flagstaff's incredible night sky heritage and commitment to responsible energy consumption. For two nights, homes, businesses, and city buildings turn off their lights and enjoy free public astronomy programs provided by Flagstaff community organizations.

Trail Days & Open Space Tours

The City of Flagstaff Sustainability Program holds trail days, clean-ups, and guided tours regularly at Picture Canyon Natural and Cultural Preserve and Observatory Mesa Natural Area. If you are interested in volunteering at an upcoming trail day, please email Robert Wallace.