Recycling and Solid Waste

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Click here if you received an invite for the Pilot Curbside Green Organics Program.


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


Bulk Trash and Green Organics Schedule

Click here for more information on the Bulk Trash and Green Organics 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.   

2018 Bulk Trash and Green Organics Full Schedule

Free compost now available to Tempe residents

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 at the Compost Yard. A self-serve pile is available 24/7 at 1001 N Rio Rd, Tempe, AZ 85281. Just west of Tempe Center for the Arts at the intersection of Rio Salado Parkway and Hardy Drive.  Please bring your own bags/containers and shovels. 

Or you can schedule an appointment at the Compost Yard, 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. 




Tempe Streetcar Public Meeting

Learn about design plans, public art, construction and more

Plans for the Tempe Streetcar continue moving forward, with the design team, artists and construction contractor working to finalize plans for the 3-mile route, which includes 14 stops. The city of Tempe and Valley Metro are hosting a public meeting to present and gather feedback on current design plans, public art concepts, business outreach plan and construction schedule:

Wednesday, Sept. 13
6 to 8 p.m.  (6:30 p.m. presentation)
Tempe Transportation Center, Don Cassano Room
200 E. 5th Street, Tempe

Project staff will be available to answer questions and take public feedback. For more information about Tempe Streetcar, visit  

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