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

Take 15 minutes at 10:15 am on 10/15 to clean up litter at your home, work, or school. Post a photo of your clean-up on our Facebook or on Instagram with #Flag15 to be entered to win a prize! email us to reserve supplies! 

Got 15 minutes? Flagstaff 15 Minute Makeover. October 15th @ 10:15am.

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, October 23rd, 2021, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Flagstaff Police Department.

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 Kaeli Wells or call at 928-213-2151.

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, July 10th, 2021 from 10 am to 2 pm at Joe C. Montoya Community and Senior Center, which is located at:
245 N. Thorpe Rd.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

Make an appointment online or call (928) 213-2144.

Make A Difference Day

Join us for this year's Make a Difference Day, on Saturday, October 16!

This year we are assisting residents affected by monsoon flooding resulting from the Museum Fire in 2019. This is heavy, dirty work removing flood debris from properties. You will need closed-toe shoes, sun protection, long pants, and gloves. Please bring a refillable water bottle. We will meet at Coconino County Health and Human Services Building, 2625 N. King Street (road behind Cal Ranch) at the north end of the parking lot. Registration and Orientation will begin at 7:30 AM and end around 2:30 or when the work is done. The Registration table will be open for the duration of the event. From King Street you will be deployed to different sites throughout the affected areas. Water, snacks and lunch will be provided. Please pre-register online at www.uwna.volunteerhub.com. This will help work crew leads to determine how many sites they can manage on the day.



Questions? Please reach out to United Way at (928)773-9813 and/or Marissa Molloy at (928)213-2152.

Let's Help Our Neighbors in the Museum Flood Area. Make A Difference Day, October 16th, 7:30am-2:

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.