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Solid Waste Services

Need information about City recycling and trash service? This is the most
comprehensive page about Chandler's recycling, trash and other special
waste programs.  Click on the links to your left for details about our services
or call Customer Service at 480-782-3510.


 Just About Time for Spring Cleaning -- Whether you are sprucing up the house, cleaning out the garage, tidying up the yard, Chandler offers services to assist with the task of recycling and waste disposal. Check out the availability of Chandler's Curbside Bulk Collection or use the residential self-haul facility -- Recycling-Solid Waste Collection Center.  

Prescription Drug Turn-In Event - Saturday, April 26 10 AM - 2 PM - Target, 3425 W Frye Rd. (across from Chandler Fashion Center).
This event is run by the Chandler Police Department.  Call 480-782-4962 for more details.
Desert Care Care Center - 95 N. Dobson Rd
Saturday, May 3, 9 AM - 11:30 AM
Limit 5 file boxes (approx. box size: 16"x12"x10") per person. Paper only, no hanging files, binder clips or 3 ring binders. No need to remove stapes or paper clips.
More information: Call 480-726-6400 or visit

Netzel Financial - 10450 E. Riggs Road, Suite 101, Sun Lakes
Saturday, May 3 from 9 AM - Noon
Limited to residential paper only. Boxes will not be returned
More information; Call 480-219-0657 or visit

*These shed-a-thons are not City-sponsored events, but rather information provided as a courtesy to our residents.
If you know of other local upcoming shredding events, please call 480-782-3510.

 'My-Waste' Recycling & Trash Mobile App 

Download Chandler's Solid Waste Services new 'My-Waste' app.  It's easy, convenient and FREE!
Available at the Apple or Android app store

My-Waste Special Features:

  • Check details and sets reminders for every collection type
  • 'What Goes Where?' function lets residents quickly find information about what to do with an regular or out of the ordinary item
  • Location, hours of operation, accepted items at the Recycling-Solid Waste Collection Center and other drop-off locations
  • Details on Special Events including Compost Workshops and Prescription Drug Take Back
  • Recycle, Reduce and Reuse Tips
  • Apartment and condo residents can access information available to them
ReNews Recycling E-Newsletter

2013 Holiday Issue
Sign up to receive the free quarterly Solid Waste Services newsletter, ReNews,  right in your in-box. Learn about upcoming events, holiday collection schedules, recycling tips, and recycling and trash services offered by the City.
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Recycling Process
  Click here to watch what happens to recyclables after it is picked up in the blue can and take a tour of the recycling plant.

Watch how Chandler's recyclables get sorted and made into something new!
When you recycle, the end product helps to create other resources, as highlighted in the video below!

Video courtesy of United Fibers

More Information:

  • Frequently Asked Questions: Recycling and Solid Waste - Have a question? The answer may be just a click away.
  • Give Us Your Feedback! - Solid Waste Services takes pride in serving our community! We strive to continuously improve the programs and services we offer. Your constructive feedback for continued improvement, along with your ideas for new programs and services is VALUED! Call 480-782-3510 or send us an e-mail, and your comments will be routed to appropriate staff for follow up!  Please note services CANNOT be scheduled via email.

Environmental Art Contest

Recycling Entry

The City's Solid Waste/Recycling, Water Conservation and Storm Water programs have announced the 19 winners for Chandler’s tenth annual Environmental Art Contest!

  • Click here to see the 2013 winning entries.