Your trash and recycling pickup days are changing beginning Feb. 3. More information is available on the city’s website at or by calling Tempe 311 at 480-350-4311.

Transfer Stations - Public Dump

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What you need to know

Tempe residents may dump once per month per residence with a maximum of 1,000 pounds at no charge. Residents must show proof of residency with a current Tempe utility water bill and a driver's license showing a Tempe address that matches the utility bill. The city will pay for an amount up to 1,000 pounds; amounts greater than this amount will be paid by the resident at the gate rate.  

Residents are not authorized to have someone else to dump on their behalf. Landscapers, contractors, businesses, or non-Tempe residents are not allowed to use this free dump service. 

New Requirement! 

Sky Harbor has instituted a new safety regulation  that all residents are required to wear safety vests while at the Transfer Station. If visitors do not have one they can purchase one at Sky Harbor for $1.00. 


Sky Harbor Regional Transfer Station
2425 S. 40th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034  602-454-2050 (scale house) 

Hours of Operation:

Final load must arrive within 30 minutes of closing time
Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, 6 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sundays and all major holidays

Unacceptable Waste: 

  • Hazardous Waste
  • Batteries
  • Liquid Waste
  • Enclosed Containers
  • Enclosed Barrels
  • Car Bodies
  • Large Demolition Debris
  • Tires
Acceptable Waste:
  • Construction and demolition debris
  • Green Waste
  • Appliances (there is a $45 charge for appliances containing Freon)

Tempe residents are encouraged to dispose of household hazardous waste and refrigerators at the Household Products Collection Center to avoid fees.