Items Not Recyclable in Tempe Recycling Bins
Please do not put the following items in City of Tempe Municipal Recycling Containers container.
- Plastic bags - Please take your plastic bags to a Bag Central Station location.
- Food waste - Click here to request a compost container to recycle your food waste.
- Household and automotive products, electronics - Please bring to the Household Products Collection Center for proper disposal
- Styrofoam (packaging and peanuts)
- Shrink and bubble wrap
- Plastic utensils (forks, knives, etc.)
- Paper towels, napkins, facial and toilet tissue
- Waxed coated fast food beverage cups
- Six pack plastic beverage rings
- Self-sealing or cardboard mailing envelopes with padding or bubble wrap
- Stained glass, light bulbs, mirrors, porcelain and ceramics
- Cereal box inserts
- Empty chemical containers
- Dog or cat food bags
- Food waste or liquids of any kind