Waste Diversion Programs


The Cinder Lake Landfill has many diversion programs which help divert or reuse certain materials from being thrown into the trash. With these programs, valuable airspace is saved and helps extend the life of the Cinder Lake Landfill.

Materials include:

  • Green Waste
  • Recyclable Materials
  • White Goods/Metal Recycling
  • Wood Waste

Please scroll down to learn more about these diversion programs.

Green Waste

The Cinder Lake Landfill grinds green waste into wood chips and uses them as an alternative daily cover. This conserves valuable air space by using waste in this manner. The types of green waste that are used include:

  • Christmas Trees
  • Logs
  • Stumps
  • Tree limbs

Note:: Pine needles and leaves are not green waste.

White Goods / Metal Recycling

White goods and metals are accepted at the landfill. These materials are then bailed and hauled off by a recycler. This program diverts these materials from being buried in the landfill.

White goods examples are as follows:

  • Dryers
  • Refrigerators
  • Stoves
  • Washers
  • Water heaters

Coconino County Residential Recycling Drop-Off Center

County Residents can drop off accepted recyclable materials at the two bins at the landfill. One bin is for glass only, the other bin accepts:

  • Aluminum
  • Cardboard
  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Empty paint cans and buckets; dried paint must be removed
  • Paper
  • Plastic jugs, bottles, jars (empty and clean)
  • Tin

The materials are taken to the Material Resource Recovery Facility. The City of Flagstaff also offers Commercial Trash and Recycling Collection Services.