CityScope: Dec. 2023 - Jan. 2024

Register for Good Neighbor 101

Good Neighbor 101

Chandler’s Neighborhood Resources is back with Good Neighbor 101 — a four-session program where participants will have the opportunity to hear from and learn about the services and programs of city departments that impact their neighborhood.

If you’re interested in learning about public safety, cultural amenities, new developments coming to the city and how that process works, and more — you’ll want to sign up! Each 90-minute session will provide residents with resources, tools and valuable information. 

The sessions are scheduled on Wednesday evenings from 4-5:30 p.m. Feb. 7, Feb. 21, March 6 and 20, at Chandler Museum, 300 S. Chandler Village Drive. Participants that attend all four sessions will be entered to win funding from the neighborhood assistance program in the amount of $500 to be used towards their neighborhood’s next G.A.I.N. event. 

   View the list of featured departments and register online

City and CUSD partner to host Chandler Innovation Fair

Chandler Innovation Fair

On Saturday, Feb. 24, the Chandler community celebrates innovation! The Chandler Innovation Fair, held in partnership between the City of Chandler and Chandler Unified School District, showcases local businesses, artists, students and innovators from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Downtown Chandler, 178 E. Commonwealth Ave.

This free event is designed to introduce youth to various fields in STEAM and offers unique opportunities for attendees to explore the discoveries of science engineered in their own backyard and taught in Chandler Unified schools. Participants will entertain the whole family while explaining how science is important to daily life through interactive demonstrations by Chandler’s technology companies, schools and more. Special thanks to this year’s sponsors: Northrop Grumman, Intel, ASML, Edwards, Microchip, NXP, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, SRP, Sundt, WM of Arizona, WozED, and First Things First.

2024 Chandler State of the City address

Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke and the City Council will host the State of the City on Thursday, Feb. 15, at the Chandler Center for the Arts (CCA), 250 N. Arizona Ave. The event begins with a reception at 5:30 p.m. in the CCA foyer, followed by the Mayor’s remarks at approximately 6:30 p.m.

During the reception, guests can mingle, sample food from Chandler restaurants and enjoy a community game night themed lobby experience.

Mayor Hartke will highlight Chandler’s numerous accomplishments from 2023 and provide insight into key items to come this year. The event is free and open to the public. Visit for more details.


FAQs on recycling and trash in Chandler

The Recycling-Solid Waste Collection Center (RSWCC) is a residential drop-off facility for recycling and trash disposal. It is located at 955 E. Queen Creek Road, and is open Thursday through Monday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed Tuesday, Wednesday and city-observed holidays). These are some of the most frequently asked questions about the RSWCC:

What do I need to bring with me to use the RSWCC? 
A photo ID and a current copy of your City of Chandler utility bill (City Code requires a current bill within the last 60 days).

What if I don’t receive a city utility bill in the mail? I have autopay online.

Residents with autopay should print a copy of their utility bill from the Utility Billing web page or have the bill print/barcode open and available on an mobile electronic device prior to driving on the scale for check-in.    

Who can use the RSWCC? 
Chandler residents with proper identification whose names are listed on the solid waste account are permitted use of the facility. Only waste generated at the address on the city utility bill is accepted for disposal.

Can I bring or authorize a third party to use the RSWCC for me?
Use of the facility by a third party performing work at a resident’s property is prohibited. Residents must haul and unload material from the address shown on their Chandler utility bill.

What is the cost?
A combination of the first four bulks and/or trash disposal visits to the Recycling-Solid Waste Collection Center per calendar year are free. Loads with only recycling or household hazardous waste do not count toward a trash disposal visit. 

Trash loads
0 – 400 lbs. - Free
400 lbs. and over - $50/ton

Additional visits:
0 – 400 lbs. - $10 per load
400 lbs. and over - $50/ton (prorated)

$15 per Freon/coolant bearing appliance

All fees are charged to the resident’s Chandler utility bill. Dropping off only recyclable materials will remain cost-free.

•  City offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 15, 2024, for Martin Luther King, Jr./Civil Rights Day and Monday, Feb. 19, 2024 for the Presidents’ Day holiday. Trash and recycling collection will not be affected.

The Recycling-Solid Waste Collection Center is:
OPEN: Thursday through Monday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
CLOSED: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & city-observed holidays.

• Chandler Museum has unveiled its newest exhibition “Chandler A to Z.”  With this exhibition, Chandler Museum invites you on an alphabetical journey that celebrates the sense of community and culture of our city. Each of the 26 topics, one per alphabet letter, were thoughtfully chosen to tell the story of Chandler.

“Chandler A to Z” will be on display at the Chandler Museum until Oct. 13, 2024. Chandler Museum is located at 300 S. Chandler Village Drive. It is open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1-5 p.m. and closed on Mondays. Admission is free. 

Find more information on the exhibitions and programming online at Chandler Museum or call 480-782-2717.

2-4    Chandler City Championship Tennis Tournament, Tennis Center, 480-782-2650
4    The Peking Acrobats, Center for the Arts, 480-782-2680
8, 22    City Council meeting, Council Chambers, 480-782-2181
9    South Chandler Self Help Black History Program, Center for the Arts, 480-782-2221
10    Daddy Daughter Dance, Community Center, 480-782-2730
16    Community Nights: Game Night, Kyrene del Pueblo Middle School, 480-782-2905
17    La Marisoul and the Love Notes Orchestra, Center for the Arts, 480-782-2680
18    Showtime Series: Country Gals, Center for the Arts, 480-782-2680
19     Presidents’ Day, city offices closed
23    Chandler Men of Action African American Banquet, Chandler-Gilbert Community College, 480-782-2221
23    NORTH: The Musical, Center for the Arts, 480-782-2680
24    Chandler Innovation Fair, Dr. A.J. Chandler Park Stage Plaza, 480-782-3038
25    The World-Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, Center for the Arts, 480-782-2680

Call the Special Events Hotline at 480-782-2735.

Contact Us
Communications & Public Affairs | 480-782-2228
Mayor & Council | 480-782-2200
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