Solid Waste Services
The Solid Waste division protects the public health and safety of the community by collecting, processing and transporting solid waste - specifically refuse (regular residential trash, recycling and bulk/uncontained, commercial, industrial and hazardous household waste) to private contractors for proper disposal, re-use or re-purposing.
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.
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.