New service: Call 480-350-8361
Container requests and alley issues: Call Tempe 311 at 480-350-4311 or click here.
Tempe residents have access to many unique services that ensure the responsible management of their waste. The city provides solid waste collection, curbside recycling and bulk trash and green organics service. Residents also have access to resources for e-waste disposal, construction and demolition (C & D) material and free Tempe compost. Read on for schedules and useful information.
Solid waste collection
Curbside and alley solid waste collection are provided once a week for all residents in single family homes.
Tempe city code requires residents to maintain their alleys from the end of their property line to the center of the alleyway. This helps ensure that solid waste, utility and emergency vehicles can safely drive through alleys. The guidelines also help keep the alleys looking clean and well-kept, which is a deterrent for illegal dumping and other activities. If your home has an alley, please visit www.tempe.gov/alleys to become familiar with city code requirements.
Blue bin curbside recycling
Tempe’s blue bin curbside program makes it easy for residents to recycle. All single family homes are provided with a blue 90 gallon container that is emptied once a week.
Bulk trash and green organics collection
Tempe residents receive bulk trash collection every other month for all of the bulky items that can’t fit in your regular trash bin. There is also an optional green organics collection three times a year that coincides with the trimming season. The green organic material is taken to our facility and turned into compost, which is returned to community parks, schools and given to residents. The city also provides seasonal drop off locations for Christmas trees and special collections during monsoon season.
Please follow all alley upkeep guidelines to ensure solid waste crews have enough room to maneuver the equipment.
Landscaper and contractor work: City code states that landscapers cannot utilize alleys for disposal - only homeowners who do the work themselves can utilize the bulk trash and green organics service.
Household hazardous waste, e-waste, paints, cleaners and more
Recycle all the items you can’t put into your blue bin at the Household Products Collection Center and grab some free paint while you’re at it! Tempe and Guadalupe residents can drop off items for free every Friday and Saturday morning. The city also hosts two Zero Waste Days a year that are open to all residents.
Construction and demolition debris
Did you just remodel your house or landscape your yard? Since large amounts of construction debris cannot be placed out for bulk trash collection, the city has two options to dispose of this material. Roll-off containers can be purchased for $225 plus disposal costs. You can also deliver the material for free to one of two transfer stations.
Are you a business owner looking for solid waste and recycling service? Click here for more info.
Are you a property manager looking for solid waste and recycling service? Click here for more info.
Still have questions about Tempe's residential Solid Waste and Recycling services? Contact Tempe 311 at 480-350-4311 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.