Recycling and Solid Waste



Find your schedule for trash, recycling and bulk trash & green organics service. 


Keep the kids safe near waste and recycling trucks

The kids are headed back to school which means neighborhood streets have a lot more foot traffic. Remind your kids to be safe while walking or riding their bikes to school, especially near trash and recycling vehicles. Following a few simple rules can help prevent serious accidents:

 Be careful near alleys, driveways and in parking lots where trucks may be backing in and out.

  1. Always use crosswalks and check for trucks making right-hand turns.
  2. Make eye contact with the driver.
  3. Do not try to outrun a trash or recycling truck. 

Green Organics collection returns in July and August  

Your curbside or alley Green Organics collection returns in July and August. Click here for more information on the program and follow the links below for your collection schedule. By participating in the program, you're closing the loop on this waste stream and helping to create nutrient-rich compost that is used at city parks, community gardens and given away to residents.   

2016 Bulk Trash and Green Organics Area Schedule

2016 Bulk Trash and Green Organics Full Schedule  

Free compost now available to Tempe residents by appointment

Need some compost right away? Now you don't need to wait until the next giveaway or Zero Waste Day. Tempe residents can pick up free compost by scheduling an appointment on Monday-Friday, between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. Please call 480-350-4311 to schedule an appointment. A current Tempe utility bill and identification are required. Please bring your own bag, truck or trailer. Staff will be on hand to assist with loading.