Cinder Lake Landfill

Changes Due to COVID-19 (Effective 03/19/2020, Updated 03/25/2020)

3/25/20: As part of the City of Flagstaff’s efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, Cinder Lake Landfill will no longer accept cash payments until further notice. This change is being implemented out of an abundance of caution and to help limit the potential exposure and spread of COVID-19 among customers and employees. Credit cards, debit cards, checks, or rechargeable cash cards will be accepted as payment.


: After considering the Mayor’s Proclamation to limit all social gatherings within City limits, the City of Flagstaff Hazardous Products Center Drop and Swap Program has been suspended immediately until further notice. Since COVID-19 is known to spread from person-to-person contact, the Drop and Swap program is being suspended to limit interactions while directly handling used products. While the Hazardous Products Center will remain open and continue to accept City and County hazardous waste for the time being, it has become abundantly clear that suspending the Drop and Swap program is the responsible step to limiting the spread of COVID-19.

In addition to the closure of Drop and Swap, all residents visiting the Hazardous Products Center will be asked to remain in their vehicle while attendants remove household hazardous waste from the vehicle.

We appreciate your patience during this time, and we look forward to reopening the Drop and Swap in the future.

**ANNOUNCEMENT: Starting January 2, 2020 all vehicles with trailers will weigh in & out on scale side.

Pricing will remain the same, which includes charging $45.75 per ton for City and County residential loads that weight more than 1 ton.**

Landfill Rules

Safety Rules 

Obey all posted signs and Landfill personnel at all times. 

No speeding. The speed limit is 10 mph on the entire landfill property except where a lower limit is posted. The landfill is a working industrial site and speeding puts everyone at risk.

Do not pass moving vehicles.  Maintain safe following distances. 

Keep safe distance from other vehicles while unloading and remain within 6 feet of your vehicle.

Seat belts must be worn in moving vehicles at all times. 

Cell phone use is prohibited when customers are on or beyond the scales.

Uneven surface watch your step. Proper footwear recommended. (no open toe shoes)

Small children and pets are welcome at the landfill, however, it is imperative that they remain in the vehicle and not exit for any reason while unloading waste. 

Scavenging is strictly prohibited at the Cinder Lake Landfill. Scavenging can include but is not limited to: removing any item that is put into the landfill; removing any item from the recycling areas; removing items from the  Hazardous Products Center that is not on the recycling shelf; removing any item that is the property of or part of the Cinder Lake Landfill. 

No smoking on the landfill. Smoldering material of any kind is not accepted due to the risk of fire.

No abusive behavior verbal or physical against landfill employees or customers will not be tolerated.

Additional Rules for Contractors 

Safety gear is to be worn at all times, including appropriate footwear, high-visibility vests and hardhats when outside of the vehicle. 

Commercial customers may clean out hoppers turn boxes and remove/replace tarps in designated areas only. 

Failure to follow any of the above rules may result in being prohibited from entering the site in the future.

Cinder Lake Landfill General Information and Announcements
Working Face at the Cinder Lake Landfill


 Jeff Ely, Landfill Manager

6770 E. Landfill Road
Flagstaff, AZ  86004
Ph: (928) 213-2125
Fx: (928) 527-4678

Landfill Hours 

Mon. - Fri. Gates open:
7:00 a.m., 4:30 p.m. = last load
Saturday Gates open:
7:00 a.m., 4:00 p.m. = last load
Closed on Sundays
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day, 12pm closure on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31. HPC has different hours.