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Household Products Collection Center

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Please follow these new drop-off procedures to ensure your safety and the safety of our staff.  Thank you for your patience. 


  • Have your ID ready, with your driver’s license or a printout of your Tempe Water Bill.
  • Store waste in the rear-most part of the vehicle
    • Truck bed, trunk, rear hatch only
    • Items will not be accepted from the front or back seat of your vehicle.
  • Transport items in cardboard boxes
    • No plastic bags will be accepted
    • Containers will not be returned.
  • Stay in your vehicle.
  • Tempe HPCC Staff will unload your items.

Operations Update:

The Household Product Collection Center is open for normal operation from 7 a.m. to Noon on Fridays and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. No appointment is needed to drop off items. Physical distancing measures are required, including limiting the number of people inside the facility, not gathering in groups and not entering the facility if sick. Cloth face covering/masks are required at this facility. 

The SWAP Shop continues to be closed until further notice. 

Change in hours and days

Starting the first week of July 2020 the HPCC will be open on July 1 and 2 from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. The HPCC will be closed on July 3 and 4 for the observance of The Fourth of July. 

New operating hours effective the following week will be Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday opening at 7 a.m. and closing at 1 p.m.

Location: 1320 E. University Drive on the Northeast corner of University Drive and Dorsey Lane directly in front of the Tempe Fire Training Center. 

The Household Products Collection Center (HPCC) serves the residents of Tempe and Guadalupe and is nearly 20 years old. Tempe's HPCC was the first permanent facility built in Maricopa County specifically for the removal and proper disposal of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW).

This sustainable program helps protect the environment by eliminating items from being poured into the sewer system or storm drains and thrown into the municipal solid waste stream increasing landfill space.


As of December 2019 more than 115,000 residential visits have been made to drop off items to be recycled or reused at the HPCC. Since 2005 there has been more than a 205 percent increase in participation, reflecting more than 494,935 pounds of waste collected just last year with a nearly 96 percent recycling rate. Total weight diverted from the landfill and storm drains is more than 5,438,575 pounds of material. 

For information, email or call 480-858-2223.