Recycling and Solid Waste



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


Touch-a-Truck returns on Town Lake Day 

Dozens of city vehicles will be on display at Tempe's popular Touch-a-Truck event, which will be part of Town Lake Day, to celebrate the reopening of the lake. All events are free to the public. 

Date and time: Saturday, May 14, 8-11 a.m.   

Location: Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy. 

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. 

2016 Bulk Trash and Green Organics schedule

The next Green Organics collections will begin in March. Click here for more information on the program and follow the links below for your collection schedule.  

2016 Bulk Trash and Green Organics Area Schedule

2016 Bulk Trash and Green Organics Full Schedule  

05/04/2016 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
05/07/2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
05/10/2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
05/14/2016 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
05/14/2016 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
05/14/2016 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM